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Rear coil spring (Estate models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Rear coil spring (Estate models) - removal and refitting


Note: Before attempting to remove the rear suspension coil spring, a tool to hold the coil spring in compression must be obtained.

Careful use of conventional coil spring compressors will prove satisfactory.

Removal
1 Chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands. Remove the appropriate wheel.

2 Support the weight of the rear lower arm beneath the coil spring position with a trolley jack.

3 Fit the coil spring compressor tool (ensuring that it is fully engaged), and compress the coil spring until all tension is relieved from the upper mounting.

4 Unscrew the nut, and remove the washer and bush attaching the anti-roll bar link to the rear lower arm.

5 Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the rear lower arm to the knuckle (see illustration).

21.5 Rear lower arm-to-knuckle mounting bolt
21.5 Rear lower arm-to-knuckle mounting bolt

6 Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the front lower arm to the knuckle (see illustration).

21.6 Front lower arm-to-knuckle mounting bolt
21.6 Front lower arm-to-knuckle mounting bolt

7 Lower the rear lower arm, and withdraw the coil spring from under the vehicle. Take care to keep the compressor tool in full engagement with the coil spring (see illustration).

21.7 Removing the coil spring, with compressor tool attached, from under the
21.7 Removing the coil spring, with compressor tool attached, from under the vehicle

8 If a new coil spring is to be fitted, the original coil spring must be released from the compressor. If it is to be re-used, the coil spring can be left in compression.

Refitting
9 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, but make sure that the coil spring is located correctly in the upper and lower seats (see illustration). Delay fully tightening the two lower arm mounting bolts until the weight of the vehicle is on the rear suspension. Finally check, and if necessary adjust, the rear wheel toe setting as described in Section 36.

21.9 Correct location of the coil spring in the upper seat (arrowed)
21.9 Correct location of the coil spring in the upper seat (arrowed)


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