Front spring removal

Peter Schulz peschulz at
Tue May 7 14:36:03 EDT 2002

At 10:57 AM 5/7/2002 -0600, Brian Link wrote:
>Has anyone changed front springs or know if it is possible to take out the
>springs without taking out the strut assembly?  Take out the strut through
>the top then compress spring and pull it out?  The Bentley shows removal of
>the strut.
>Brian Link
>Boulder, CO
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>200q20v at


Using the shop tool or a pipe wrench, the strut cap is removed and the
strut cartridge is removed from the top. The lower part of the strut
assembly including the wheel hub stays connected to the lower control arm.

R&R of the springs requires the removal of the strut assembly from the car
and can not be done from the top.



Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at

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