The suspension ready for removal of the spring. Make sure the axle stand is placed far enough back to allow removal of the spring and lower-wishbone arm.
If you have to replace a coil spring on the front suspension, the replacement spring must be of the correct rating.
It is also best to replace both front springs — the other one may not match exactly the rating of the new spring to be fitted.
Check the rating with your local dealer. Springs are normally identified by coloured paint markings.
Removing a spring
Raise the car with a jack, and support it on axle stands beneath the frame. Apply the handbrake securely and chock the rear wheels. Remove the raised wheel.