[Vwdiesel] Rear spring replacement

Sandy Cameron scameron at storm.ca
Tue Nov 6 13:24:42 PST 2007

At 12:33 PM 06/11/2007 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi all
>  My rear springs are getting weaker and weaker (lower), I was always told
you need a special
>  spring compession device, but I was at a local wrecking yard, and noticed
how farthe rear
>  joints pivot, and the springs and shocks were removed on a couple of the
>  Is that a trick to replace them?
>  Having the car on the ground, unbolting the top, and then jacking up the
car till they decompress then just slipping them out/off ?
>  Thanks Paul

My experience with A2s

Rear springs (unlike the explosive front ones) do not require a compressor.


Only change one at a time, or the axel can fall down and do bad things.

The best way is to jack the car until both back wheels are off the ground,
and support it on jack stands.
Be carefull when wrestling with the assemblies, that you dont dislodge the
whole car off the stands
(OUCH!)  :^(


Change one spring/shock assembly  (you WERE going to do the shocks at the
same time, weren't you??)  at a time while the other one holds the axel up.


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