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    HELP

    My car started making funny noises on the way home. I went over a speed bump near my house (at about 5 mph) and the was a pretty awful sounding noise.
    Basically I can see that the suspension sping had gone on the drivers side.

    Anybody got any idea how much this will cost to get fixed (approx)
    The car is a 51 place Mondeo Zetec 2L

    thanks in advance
    Pete

    23 Comments

    Original Poster

    51 place. Ha. OK so it's a 51 plate

    peteivy;7520236

    51 place. Ha. OK so it's a 51 plate



    Will be around the £100 mark.

    Original Poster

    Arsene Wenger. :x


    Nice one cheers Steve :thumbsup:

    StevenA2000_uk;7520246

    Will be around the £100 mark.



    yeah around that price, could be a bit cheaper, quite common, in fact the last few months we've done a fair few coil springs on various vehicles, must be the bad roads !

    StevenA2000_uk;7520246

    Will be around the £100 mark.


    +1 (about £40-£50 for the part and an hours labour)

    Supermod

    richp;7520272

    yeah around that price, could be a bit cheaper, quite common, in fact the … yeah around that price, could be a bit cheaper, quite common, in fact the last few months we've done a fair few coil springs on various vehicles, must be the bad roads !



    You had many Citroen C3 vehicles come in with this problem? Apparently they all go!

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the info guys. Really made my day! :roll:

    Exact same thing on my wifes 2002 1.8 Modeo Zetec......Passengers side snapped on Sunday morning...

    It appears Mondeo springs can't take the extreme temperatures ....loads of others complaning in the Mondeo Forums....

    You also need to change BOTH as they usually get done in pairs !

    I was quoted £213 for both which is slightly more than i would expect but ****** doing it myself in this weather ...:-D

    Car goes into garage on Thurs......:)

    Banned

    £40-50 mark for a set of springs all round

    If you have the know how to do it yourself it quite easy.

    Give me a 10mins and il find springs for your car,

    I got a set for £40 new few weeks ago.

    dj_urban;7520408

    £40-50 mark for a set of springs all round If you have the know how to … £40-50 mark for a set of springs all round If you have the know how to do it yourself it quite easy. Give me a 10mins and il find springs for your car, I got a set for £40 new few weeks ago.



    If you do it yourself you will also need the correct tools .....eg. Compression Tool to fit the spring......

    I have a vectra and they eat coil springs.lol
    Look here for the part about £70 for 2 left and right hand side.
    As you need to change both at the same time.
    I changed 1 then 4 day after the other.
    Parts £70.00 ish £80/£100.00 labour.

    Cold weather ,mates vectra went yesterday ,

    Banned

    It works out cheaper getting lowering springs but it may not be your cup of tea

    For a set mk1/2 mondeo it's £65

    Looking for standard springs just now

    Will edit this post

    magicjay1986;7520332

    You had many Citroen C3 vehicles come in with this problem? Apparently … You had many Citroen C3 vehicles come in with this problem? Apparently they all go!



    yep, only front ones so far.

    Banned

    Sorry is it mk2 or a mk 3 model you have?

    dj_urban;7520402

    £40-50 mark for a set of springs all round If you have the know how to … £40-50 mark for a set of springs all round If you have the know how to do it yourself it quite easy. Give me a 10mins and il find springs for your car, I got a set for £40 new few weeks ago.



    it is easy if you know what your doing, but the mondeo front springs are a pain in the backside to compress with standard coil spring compressors, we have a hydraulic floor standing unit, becomes very easy then

    Mine went last week Ford Ka, cost me £92.00 fitted.Mechanic said it was the 4th one he had done on a Ka that week and it was only wednesday...

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    richp;7520579

    it is easy if you know what your doing, but the mondeo front springs are … it is easy if you know what your doing, but the mondeo front springs are a pain in the backside to compress with standard coil spring compressors, we have a hydraulic floor standing unit, becomes very easy then



    I have a corsa c, simple to do on that car.

    Agree that that way is easier to compress them



    @peter if mk3 springs work out at around £80-150

    mk2 standard are around £80

    Original Poster

    dj_urban;7520639

    I have a corsa c, simple to do on that car.Agree that that way is easier … I have a corsa c, simple to do on that car.Agree that that way is easier to compress [email protected] if mk3 springs work out at around £80-150mk2 standard are around £80



    It's a mk 3

    Thanks for all the useful and generally depressing info everybody :thumbsup:

    Yeah , just about to mention , it's a common problem with the Vectra too.............as someone has mentioned.
    Mine snapped a couple of years ago , it's an MOT failure too , so you have to change them . I changed them all on my ageing Vectra ,buying the parts from my local motor factors , 2 front springs ,2 rear HD springs and 2 rear shockers .Total cost about £160. If anyone is thinking about changing springs themselves ,watch out for those spring compressors ................they can easily jump off and do alot of damage .

    ricko;7520973

    If anyone is thinking about changing springs themselves ,watch out for … If anyone is thinking about changing springs themselves ,watch out for those spring compressors ................they can easily jump off and do alot of damage .



    wise words :thumbsup: they can be lethal if they let go, the decent ones have a safety chain on them to stop the compressor launching themselves off the coil straight at your head !!

    Original Poster

    :thumbsup: £79.90 and its all fixed

    peteivy;7532304

    :thumbsup: £79.90 and its all fixed



    thats good & thanks for letting us know :thumbsup: you read some posts but never find out an outcome from the OP !

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