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Old 24-10-15, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default need to replace rear spring help please

hi folks,
need to replace the rear spring of my daughters 207, any advice please ?
where do I put jack so that I allow rear axle room to drop so I can remove spring (compressed spring )

thanks
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Old 24-10-15, 05:24 PM   #2
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Simply put an axle stand under the jacking point.
You really need a trolley jack for the job. With the rear of the car supported as described and the wheel removed, place the trolley jack under the rear hub, disconnect the shock absorber and lower the hub until you can remove the spring. You might need to use a pry bar to move the arm sufficiently to get the spring out.
Fitting is a reverse of removal, make sure you tighten all the fixings properly!.

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Old 24-10-15, 08:00 PM   #3
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thanks,
I come from the age of anglias and Mk1 cortinas, where the jacking points rusted and when you tried to use then the car bend round the jack
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"Motoring Which?" showed a picture in I think one of their 1963 reports of a Renault R8 that had distorted around the jacking point when they were testing it. This on a new car, rust hadn't got a hold of it in its first year of use.

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Old 27-10-15, 08:10 PM   #5
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just a bit of feed back
although uneasy about using the jacking point to support the car I used it and it was ok
I had to use spring compressors on the new spring to get it in place (not as strong as I used to be, so could not force down the spring base plate far enough
also had trouble getting the locking wheel nut off, as it looks like the head is a bit cut up, so I'm going to replace all the locking wheels with a different type
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It may be easier if both rear wheels are off the deck
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Old 28-10-15, 08:41 AM   #7
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It may be easier if both rear wheels are off the deck
maybe, I had the other wheel on a block to maintain car at around the same height
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Old 28-10-15, 01:03 PM   #8
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It's more about releasing the pressure off both trailing arms
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Old 28-10-15, 07:33 PM   #9
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Replace the locking bolts with regular ones. Most unlikely your wheels will be stolen (but not impossible ).
Peugeot locking wheel bolt keys are notorious for failing.

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