Question about 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Broken front spring m2 mondao

Is it a diy job i do most of repairs my self but never a spring before

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,201 Answers

If your talking about coil springs or strut springs, they are dangerous to change if you don't have a spring compressor.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i change the front coil spring on my 2 litre td suzuki grand vitara


you broke that spring, really< or is this another job? do say job .
no year, wow, that does make it hard,
as all books are indexed by year, first.
so i cant get off the dime. (parked here)

ill guess and its a 2000.
car has struts.
alldata.com (DIY)

I never do change, just remove. sorry, login and read it all.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Support the vehicle at the frame with a hoist or jackstand.
  3. Support the control arm with a floor jack.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Front wheel
    • Brake caliper and rotor
    • Locking hub or drive flange, if equipped
    • Axle shaft snapring and thrust washer, if equipped
    • Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
    • Stabilizer bar link
    • Lower ball joint
    • Strut bracket bolts
  5. Lower the floor jack and remove the coil spring.

Feb 23, 2015 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do you remove the shockers of a toyota prado


Hi Gloria, You have one cr*%y job ahead of you. The front shocks must be disconnected top and bottom and then compressed fully inside the coil springs before they can be removed from the opening up top. Even then removing them is a juggling game when you can use plenty of the words designed for doing this kind of job. Watch out for crushed fingers and broken fingernails. Regards John

Oct 14, 2012 | 2005 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

1 Answer

2006 F150 5.4 litre and the right front hub will not engage in 4WD. Left one will. Light comes on. Just got new tires and the tire guy told me it was something with the vacuum system.


If the IWE ( Integrated Wheel End ) will not engage, it is either the IWE spring is broken or the IWE gear is rounded off, but require removing the IWE to check. Not a hard job, but long time wise. A member at F150online.com in the How to Forum did a write up on repalcing the IWE gear if you want to DIY.

The IWE gear is held out with vacuum, so after sitting or if vacuum is lost, that side would always be engaged ( you have the opposite issue ).

Mar 02, 2011 | 2006 Ford F-150

2 Answers

Ive pulled engines and installed em as well, I need to replace rear axle bearing, is that an DIY job or should I take it to the shop?


not a hard job to do as long as you able to remove and reinstall brakes, axle shaft, and retainer clip in rear end. and you will need a puller to get bearings out of axle tube.

Feb 28, 2011 | 1989 Jeep Cherokee

2 Answers

Is fitting a front coil spring to an 05 ford fiesta a diy job ?


if you have a garage full of repair shop tools and spring compressor, then yes. but i am betting that you don't have all that on hand so most likely for you it is not a DIY job. anything you do on one side, do on the other, you can rent a spring compressor at a parts store. you are going to find that you need to replace the strut and strut bearings too as they are all 12 years old.

the smart thing to do is look around on ebay and elsewhere for what are called "quickstruts" this is a new strut with strut bearing and new coil spring all ready to install as one unit. so you jack the car way up, take off the wheels, loosen the bolts at the top and bottom holding the strut on take it out and discard it and bolt in your new one in the reverse order. then take it to a shop and get it aligned ASAP.
really you should just buy the quickstruts and pay the alignment shop to put them in and align it all at once. you will get in over your head with the control arms and brake calipers flopping around.

Dec 22, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

1 Answer

How to put on front struts an spark plugs


Unless you are replacing the struts as a unit; springs and cartridge together, you will need a spring compressor to avoid dying from the coiled spring when released.
If you are starting on DIY repairs, I recommend you invest in a Haynes service manual for your Santa Fe:
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

Sep 15, 2010 | 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

Our right front strut is broke on our ford focus are they hard to change


hi from uk again !thank you for reply in my last reply assumtion ? that it is the coil spring on front suspension strut that has broken ?? ,my advice is if it is the coil spring broken ?? then i strongly advise you have it fixed ASAP! however? if whoever has told you ?the front strut is broke ? it is most probably the coil spring takes approx 1/2 hour to change with tools but here in uk coil springs cost approx £50 ? unfortunately as i am unaware your location ? i would gladly offer assistance if in uk but can only offer advice free ! therefor if you req further advice/info/assistance ? to DIY will be glad to help ! hope this helps and inspires you ? you can diy this ! being female or male the most important tool in any tool box is PATIENCE ! remember this ? mech's were not born with this knowledge the learn from experience/reading/ doing? so have a go and if you get stuck ? get in touch ? for free advice that what we are here for ?? best wishes from n/west uk lancashire

Jan 24, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Left front coil spring broke, popped out of the brackets, extended down and ir wedged against tire. if i can cut the coil and get it out of there, will the car be drivable enough to get to repair shop? who...


If you have a broken coil spring then you shouldn't drive the car at all. Driving with the coil missing can cause lots of damage to the rest of your suspension system. The Ford Taurus is pretty bad about breaking these springs. They tend to rust up pretty bad and fail as the cars age. Have your car towed into the shop. This repair will probabaly cost you a few hundred dollars unless you know a mechanic who can do it for you. You need specialized equipment to get the new spring back on the strut. This is a highly dangerous job to the unexperienced mechanic.

Jun 14, 2009 | 2001 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Replace front shock absorbers


My answer is not going to help you because not only do you need specialized equipment, but you will need special experience to perform this job.

You would be required to completely remove the entire front strut assembly from the car. It has to be safety set up on jacks. Once you have the strut assembly out of the car, special spring clamps are needed to compress the heavy spring that is part of the strut. These require very special clamps that compress the springs. If this is not done right, it can conceivably kill a person.

Once the spring has been removed, the strut it self must be removed from the strut housing using an impact wrench.

Once both sides are changed, the car must be realigned in the front end, otherwise the car will not steer or track properly.

Over all, this is a major job. These are not shock absorbers, as you would know them, but are called McPherson struts.


If you would like to contact me again about this or other problems, feel free to do so.
Bill
ASE Master Technician

Nov 25, 2008 | 1993 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

Replacing the rear struts on a 1991 Geo Metro hatch back


ALLDATA.COM IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INFO FOR THE DIY, YOU WILL NEED A GOOD COIL SPRING COMPRESSOR, BE VERY CAREFUL, IF THE SPRING LETS LOOSE BECAUSE YOU USED THE SPRING COMPRESSOR INCORRECTLY IT CAN REALLY RUIN YOUR DAY AND SEND YOU TO THE HOSPITAL.

Aug 31, 2008 | 1991 Geo Metro

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Ford Escort Logo

Related Topics:

93 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60769 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...