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Old 02-24-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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is this a broken front suspension spring ?

Got a 2002 Sedan SE 88 000km and would like advices on this

is this a broken spring ? both side are like this one



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Old 02-24-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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it seems to be
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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there is a TSB for that (03M02)

I want to know if it normaly break in middle of no-where or into the plastic sleeve
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Its not broke, it may need to be shifted to the right just a tad... but thats definitly not broke.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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03OrangeSVT what do you mean ?? and how do you explain the gap into the plastic sleeve ?
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Another vote for it being broken.
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anyone can compared to self with a picture??

the TSB is for 2000-2003 so I guess they should look all the same
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I dont think its broken, steel doesnt break in a perfectly straight clean line like glass or a brittle subtance, it would be extremly bent and knarled up around the break, plus this steel is heat treated for flexibilty.

Does the ride feel any diffrent?
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riding this car is new to me, riding a ford too... so yes the car doesn't feel like having a good suspension setup

front suspension sometime bump up on pothole, make somes weird noise, but I can't compare.... maybe these is all normal
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That spring is definitely broken. There is no doubt in my mind. That rubber collar is there for that very reason in case the coil spring breaks it won't go through the back of your tire. The rubber collar stops it from coming completely apart. There is an extended warranty on the front coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles. I would take it to the dealer as soon as possible and get both of the front coil springs replaced and the alignment checked for free under the extended warranty. Hope this info helps.
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