How to Replace the Springs in Cars

by Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017
<p>The Nissan car was originally a subcompact, but the Nissan car has grown into a compact car. The Nissan car has been a popular economical model for many years. The springs on the Nissan car are part of the MacPherson strut assembly and the steps for replacing the front and rear springs vary slightly. No special tools are needed to replace the springs. </p>

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<ul> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-dodge-ram">How to Replace the Springs in a Dodge Ram</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-mitsubishi-eclipse">How to Replace the Springs in a Mitsubishi Eclipse</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-pontiac-grand-prix">How to Replace the Springs in a Pontiac Grand Prix</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-jeep-grand-cherokee">How to Replace the Springs in a Jeep Grand Cherokee</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-chevy-impala">How to Replace the Springs in a Chevy Impala</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-chevy-silverado">How to Replace the Springs in a Chevy Silverado</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-chevy-cobalt">How to Replace the Springs in a Chevy Cobalt</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-nissan-sentra">How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Sentra</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-nissan-altima">How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Altima</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-nissan-pathfinder">How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Pathfinder</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-honda-cr-v">How to Replace the Springs in a Honda CR-V</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-ford-focus">How to Replace the Springs in a Ford Focus</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-vw-beetle">How to Replace the Springs in a VW Beetle</a></li> <li><a href="#how-to-replace-the-springs-in-a-vw-jetta">How to Replace the Springs in a VW Jetta</a></li> </ul>

 How to Replace the Springs in a Dodge Ram

Replacing the Front Springs in the Dodge Ram

<p>Raise the Dodge Ram and block the wheels with jack stands. Since the Dodge Ram is a large, full-size truck, you should take special precautions when it's jacked up.</p>

<p>Remove the shock absorber and the front wheels and compress the spring. Compressing the spring has some intrinsic danger. The potential energy in the spring can cause great bodily harm if not handled properly.</p>

<p>Disconnect or remove the Ram's stabilizer bar link and the lower ball joint, before lowering the jack to remove the compressor. Keep the spring compressor tight while removing the spring.</p>

<p>Replace the spring with a new spring. The Dodge Ram does not require a factory standard spring, but the new spring should be a high performance spring.</p>

<p>Reinstall and connect the lower ball joint, shock absorber and stabilizer link and tighten the nuts to factory specifications.</p>

<p>Lower the Dodge Ram and let the suspension take the trucks weight before tightening the pivot bolts.</p>

<p>Check all the removed parts and connections to make certain everything has been returned to its original positions.</p>

Replacing the Rear Springs in the Dodge Ram

<p>Support the Ram on its frame rails and the axle on the floor jack. Be certain to jack the rear axle securely as the weight of the axle can cause great injury if it slips.</p>

<p>Take off the rear wheel, stabilizer bar link, U-bolts, spring bracket and the leaf spring. Exercise caution when releasing the leaf spring as the spring holds potential energy that can cause injury if not released properly.</p>

<p>Install the new leaf spring. The new spring does not have to be a Dodge manufactured spring.</p>

<p>Reconnect and reinstall the brackets, U-bolts, stabilizer bar link and rear wheel.</p>

<p>Tighten the nuts to the manufacturer's specifications.</p>

<p>Tighten the bolts and nuts to specifications once the Dodge Ram has been lowered.</p>

 How to Replace the Springs in a Mitsubishi Eclipse

<p>Lift the Eclipse and block the wheels with jack stands before disconnecting and removing: the front wheel, shock absorber's mounting nuts except for the large nut in center of shock.</p>

<p>Disconnect the stabilizer link from the damper fork and remove the mounting bolt from the damper fork.</p>

<p>Remove the shock absorber assembly from the Eclipse and attach a spring compressor to the coil spring. Compress the spring. This step can be dangerous if not performed properly. Care must be taken when installing the compressor and compressing the spring to avoid injury.</p>

<p>Steady the piston rod while removing the self-locking nut. Once the nut is free, disconnect the upper bracket assembly and spring pad, and remove the collar, upper bushing, cup assembly, bump rubber, dust cover and the coil spring from the shock absorber.</p>

<p>Compress the spring and set the replacement coil spring properly within the spring seat and install the spring on the shock absorber.</p>

<p>Reinstall the removed pieces in reverse order. Make certain to torque the self-locking nut to correct levels along with the mounting bolts and nuts.</p>

<p>Reinstall the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle. Align the wheels if necessary and perform a safety check before driving.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

 How to Replace the Springs in a Pontiac Grand Prix

<p>Raise the Grand Prix if necessary, block the wheels with jack stands, and remove the strut assembly from the car.</p>

<p>Place the strut assembly in a strut compressor and use the compressor's forcing screw to compress the spring and release the tension in the strut mount. This is potentially dangerous and should be done with extreme caution. Make certain the strut is mounted in the compressor correctly to avoid injury.</p>

<p>Take off the strut shaft nut and relieve the pressure on the spring in order to remove it from the strut assembly.</p>

<p>Inspect the strut assembly for signs of wear. Replace the worn spring with a new Pontiac certified coil spring.</p>

<p>Reinstall the lower insulator before installing the spring, dust shield, jounce bumper and strut mount.</p>

<p>Compress the strut in the strut compressor, attach and torque the shaft nut to manufacturer's specifications.</p>

<p>Reinstall the strut assembly in the Grand Prix and perform a safety check before driving.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Box wrench

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Pontiac certified spring compressor and associated tools

 How to Replace the Springs in a Jeep Grand Cherokee

Replacing the Front Springs on the Jeep Grand Cherokee

<p>Raise the Grand Cherokee, securely support the suspension system, and block the wheels with jack stands.</p>

<p>Disconnect or remove the following: front wheels, front driveshaft (if equipped), the lower suspension arm, stabilizer bar links and track bar, drag link and brackets for the brake hose (tuck the brake hose up out of the way).</p>

<p>Install a spring compressor. Follow the directions on the compressor to guarantee the compressor is installed correctly.</p>

<p>Remove the spring retainers and the coil spring. This is potentially dangerous as the spring carries a great deal of potential energy which must be released in a controlled manner.</p>

<p>Replace the spring and reinstall all removed components.</p>

<p>Torque the bolts to the proper levels of pressure (see details in parts specifications).</p>

<p>Lower the vehicle and check the wheel alignment. The wheels may need to be realigned after replacing the springs.</p>

Replacing the Rear Springs on the Jeep Grand Cherokee

<p>Raise the Grand Cherokee and support the rear axle with a hydraulic jack. Use jack stands on the wheels.</p>

<p>Unbolt the shock absorbers and stabilizer bar links from the axle brackets.</p>

<p>Take the track bar off the frame rail bracket.</p>

<p>Attach a spring compressor to the coil spring and slowly lower the rear axle until the spring detaches. This is a potentially dangerous step and must be done with care. The spring can cause serious injury if it is released in an uncontrolled manner.</p>

<p>Put the new spring into position on the axle pad isolator and raise the axle into position.</p>

<p>Reconnect the stabilizer bar links, shock absorbers and track bar before removing the supports and lowering the Grand Cherokee.</p>

<p>Torque the stabilizer bar links, track bar and shocks to the proper pressure (see individual parts specifications).</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

  • Hydraulic jack

 How to Replace the Springs in a Chevy Impala

<p>Raise the Impala, and block the wheels with jack stands before removing the wheels.</p>

<p>Remove the strut assembly from the Impala. If you are servicing an older model Impala, you may need to use some elbow grease and WD40 to loosen the strut assembly.</p>

<p>Mount the strut assembly in the strut compressor. The strut compressor holds the strut steady while removing the spring and other components. Strut compressors have holes designed to hold the struts from various models. Install locking pins and tighten the nuts before disassembling the strut. Use great caution at this point, as the spring coil holds a great deal of energy, and should be removed carefully to avoid injury.</p>

<p>Use the bottom locking pin only to install the spring over the damper. Chevy Impala SS models require heavy duty springs.</p>

<p>Install the spring seat on top of the spring. Make sure the seat is facing the center of the spindle on the strut assembly, before installing the guide rod and tightening the rear and front nuts om the Impala's struts.</p>

<p>Remove the strut from the compressor and install on the Impala. Repeat the procedure for each strut. If your model Impala is an older model or the suspension has been modified for shows etc., this procedure may vary depending upon the age of the vehicle and extent of modification.</p>

<p>Lower the vehicle and tighten all nuts and bolts. Take the time to double check all components that were moved aside, replaced, or reinstalled before taking away the jack stands.</p>

Items you will need

  • Spring compressor

  • Torque wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Box wrench

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Safety goggles

  • Replacement springs

  • Strut compressor

 How to Replace the Springs in a Chevy Silverado

<p>Jack up the Silverado and block the wheels with jack stands for safety before removing the tires. Blocking the wheels is an important first step and should never be ignored.</p>

<p>Release the pressure from the springs using a compressor. This is a critical step for your safety. If you do not own a compressor, you can rent one.</p>

<p>Remove the springs from the chassis. Use the box wrench to take off the top and bottom nuts from the struts. The Chevy Silverado line of trucks has many suspension options available but most feature multi-leaf springs.</p>

<p>Take note of the spring's position on the truck's chassis and attach the new springs in the same position. The rear suspension of the Silverado is designed for heavy loads and as such you will need to use a great deal of torque to adjust the springs properly.</p>

<p>Remove the front wheels and move the brake lines out of the way to replace the springs in the front of the Chevy Silverado. Depending on the engine package, suspension and exhaust package on the truck, the front of the truck will be more difficult to change the springs.</p>

<p>Compress the spring before replacing with the new springs. Many Silverado owners increase the load bearing capacity of the suspension system to handle heavier loads such as a new boat or trailer.</p>

<p>Replace all lines and hoses if moved before replacing the wheels and tightening the lug nuts.</p>

Items you will need

  • Spring compressor

  • Torque wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Box wrench

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Safety goggles

  • Replacement springs

 How to Replace the Springs in a Chevy Cobalt

Replacing the Front Springs on the Chevy Cobalt

<p>Jack up the Chevy Cobalt, secure the wheels with jack stands and remove the MacPherson struts from the Cobalt.</p>

<p>Install the strut assembly in the J 45400 tool and compress the coil spring. Be sure the coil is secure as the coiled spring contains a great amount of potential force.</p>

<p>Hold the strut shaft while removing the upper shaft mount in order to slide the spring away from the strut assembly and off the J 45400 tool.</p>

<p>Install the Chevy Cobalt's new spring and upper strut mount on the compressor before compressing the new spring with the forcing screw.</p>

<p>Install the strut to the spring and upper strut mount followed by the strut retaining nut. The Cobalt requires a strut rod socket to install and tighten the upper strut mount nut.</p>

<p>Remove the strut assembly from the compressor tool and install on the Chevy Cobalt. Be certain to reinstall any suspension or drivetrain components which were removed.</p>

<p>Lower the vehicle and tighten all nuts and bolts. Double check the positioning of all hoses or wires making sure they have been returned to their original positions before removing the jack stands.</p>

Replacing the Rear Springs on Chevy Cobalt

<p>Remove the lower shock bolts before lowering the rear of the Cobalt to take the pressure off the springs. You may need to move the brake hoses out of the way.</p>

<p>Take off the old springs and the upper spring seat bumper while leaving the bottom spring seat. Check for wear on the seats before replacing the springs.</p>

<p>Install the new spring and seat it into the lower spring seat. Check to make sure the Cobalt's spring tag is facing the rear of the Chevy Cobalt.</p>

<p>Use the jack stands to raise the vehicle in order to put tension on the new springs, and tighten th lower shock absorber bolts.</p>

<p>Move the brake hoses back into position and secure them to the body of the Cobalt. Repeat Step 7 in Section 1.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor

  • J 45400 Tool

  • Strut rod socket

 How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Sentra

Replacing the Rear Springs

<p>Raise the Sentra and support the wheels securely with jack stands before removing wheels, strut mounting nuts and the strut's protective cap.</p>

<p>Put a jack beneath the car to support the rear axle and take note of the struts position on the car's body.</p>

<p>Take off the lower strut mounting through-bolt and two mounting nuts before removing the strut from the body of the car and placing it in a vice with a spring compressor.</p>

<p>Loosen up the piston rod locknut in order to compress the spring and remove the locknut. Be careful when compressing the spring as the spring can cause injury if released improperly.</p>

<p>Separate the spring from the strut components. Be sure to note the position of the spring within the strut assembly. Replace the spring before compressing it and reattaching it to the strut assembly.</p>

<p>Reinstall the removed components in reverse order using the previously noted positions of the components as a guide. Tighten all nuts and bolts according to specifications.</p>

<p>Reattach the strut and rear wheels before lowering the Sentra and performing a rear wheel alignment if needed.</p>

Replacing the Front Springs

<p>Raise the Sentra and support it securely before removing the wheels, brake tube and ABS wiring from the strut.</p>

<p>Use a jack stand to support the transverse link and remove the steering knuckle.</p>

<p>Take off the three upper attaching nuts while supporting the strut and remove the strut.</p>

<p>Put the strut assembly in a vise and attach the spring compressor in order to loosen the piston rod locknut, compress the spring and remove the locknut.</p>

<p>Remove the spring from the strut assembly and replace it before reassembling the strut.</p>

<p>Reassemble all removed components. Make sure to position the alignment mark of the strut facing towards the outside of the Sentra.</p>

<p>Bleed the brake system, reattach the wheels and align the front end.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

 How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Altima

Replacing the Front Springs

<p>Raise the Altima and support the car securely with jack stands.</p>

<p>Remove the brake tube from the strut and disconnect the ABS wiring (if your Altima has Anti-Lock brakes).</p>

<p>Use a jack stand beneath the transverse link and remove the steering knuckle from the strut. Support the strut while removing the three upper attaching bolts and removing the strut from the Altima.</p>

<p>Mark the precise location of the spring on the strut assembly. Attach the compressor to the spring before removing the center retaining nut which holds the strut mounting insulator, and compress the spring before taking off the insulator and the coil spring. This step can be potentially dangerous if the compressed spring is not handled correctly.</p>

<p>Replace the spring and reassemble the strut assembly before attaching it to the car. Replace and tighten the upper attaching nuts and steering knuckle onto the strut. Be sure to torque the nuts to specified levels.</p>

<p>Reattach the brake tube and ABS wiring before bleeding the brakes and installing the wheel.</p>

<p>Lower the Altima and align the front end. Perform a safety check before taking the car onto the road.</p>

Replacing the Rear Springs

<p>Raise the vehicle and support securely by placing a jack beneath the rear axle before taking off the rear wheels and lower through-bolts on the strut.</p>

<p>Note the position of the upper plate of the strut before taking off the two nuts from the top of the strut and removing the strut assembly.</p>

<p>Install a spring compressor and compress the spring. Remove the strut center locknut. Make note of the location of the spring within the strut in order to reassemble it properly later.</p>

<p>Remove the spring from the strut by compressing the spring, taking off the center retaining nut on the mounting insulator and decompressing the spring before taking off the insulator and the spring. This is a potentially dangerous step as the spring has great deal of energy which must be released slowly.</p>

<p>Reinstall and reconnect the removed components in reverse order. Take special care when torquing the center retaining nut, upper nuts on the strut and the lower strut through-bolts.</p>

<p>Reattach the wheels and lower the car slowly. Perform a rear end alignment and conduct a safety check before taking the car on the road.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

 How to Replace the Springs in a Nissan Pathfinder

Replacing the Front Springs

<p>Raise the vehicle and use jack stands to secure the wheels.</p>

<p>Take the strut off the Pathfinder and take note of the position of the bolts for ease of reinstallation.</p>

<p>Attach a spring compressor and compress the spring before removing the piston rod nut. This step can be dangerous if the spring compressor is not attached properly. Use caution as the spring coil can cause injury if released improperly.</p>

<p>Take off the upper strut mount, mounting bracket, upper strut bearing and spring seat before removing the coil spring.</p>

<p>Replace the spring, attach the compressor and reassemble the strut. Reinstall the the spring's upper seat, upper seat bearing, strut mount bracket and upper strut mount. Tighten the piston rod nut to manufacturer's specification. Do not over-torque the nut.</p>

<p>Remove the spring compressor and install the strut assembly onto the Pathfinder.</p>

<p>Put the wheels back on, lower the Pathfinder, remove the jacks and stands, before checking the wheels' alignment. Adjust the alignment if needed.</p>

Replacing the Rear Springs

<p>Raise the Pathfinder and securely block the wheels with jack stands.</p>

<p>Support the Pathfinder along the frame with jack stands, and place a floor jack beneath the rear axle.</p>

<p>Remove or disconnect: rear wheels, shock absorbers, stabilizer bar links, lateral control rod.</p>

<p>Lower the floor jack beneath the axle to take the pressure off the coil spring and attach a spring compressor before removing the springs.</p>

<p>Replace the springs and check the other suspension components for signs of wear when reinstalling.</p>

<p>Torque all bolts and nuts to the proper factory specifications. Make sure to remove the compressor once the spring is reattached.</p>

<p>Put the wheels back on the Pathfinder and lower the vehicle before checking the alignment. Adjust the alignment if necessary.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

 How to Replace the Springs in a Honda CR-V

<p>Take the strut off the CR-V and attach a spring compressor. Follow the compressor's instructions for proper installation.</p>

<p>Compress the spring until the end separates from the spring seat. This is potentially dangerous as an uncontrolled release of the spring can cause bodily injury.</p>

<p>Disconnect the upper strut mount, spring seat and other components of the strut assembly.</p>

<p>Replace the spring and inspect the seat for signs of wear.</p>

<p>Reattach the spring compressor and place the spring into the strut so that the end of the spring properly aligns with the spring seat.</p>

<p>Reinstall the strut and components. Makes sure to tighten the nut to the proper foot pounds of pressure before installing the strut onto the CR-V.</p>

<p>Lower the CR-V and check the wheel alignment. The alignment sometimes needs adjusted after servicing the suspension system.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

 How to Replace the Springs in a Ford Focus

<p>Raise the Focus and block the wheels with jack stands. The procedure for replacing the front and rear springs is essentially the same. The negative cable on the battery needs to be disconnected when replacing the front springs.</p>

<p>Attach the spring compressor to the coil springs with adapters. Exercise caution as the spring carries a great deal of energy and is potentially dangerous if not handled properly.</p>

<p>Remove the spring and carefully take it off the compressor.</p>

<p>Attach the compressor to the new coil spring. It is not necessary to use a Ford manufactured spring.</p>

<p>Put the new spring on the Ford Focus. Repeat the procedure for all four wheels.</p>

<p>Lower the vehicle after double checking to be certain all parts have been returned to their original positions. Reconnect the battery cable.</p>

 How to Replace the Springs in a VW Beetle

Removing the Springs and Strut Components

<p>Jack up the Beetle, and secure the wheels with jack stands. Use a floor jack beneath the rear axle for support.</p>

<p>Remove the bolts from the top of the strut tower and take the strut assembly off the Beetle. This step will be slightly different for the front and rear springs. The rear spring mounting may be accessed through the trunk, depending upon the model year or special edition.</p>

<p>Attach the spring compressor to a vise and attach the strut to the compressor. Use cloth or wood to prevent damage to the strut.</p>

<p>Take off the cap on the mounting bolt. Compress the spring and remove the piston rod's self-locking nut. Mark the exact location of the retainer and spring mount in order to properly reinstall.</p>

<p>Take the spring seat and remaining components off the strut assembly and remove the strut from the compressor. Take the spring off the compressor. This step can be dangerous if the spring is not removed cautiously.</p>

<p>Inspect the strut components for signs of wear and replace the old spring with a new one.</p>

Replacing the Springs and Strut Components

<p>Fasten the new spring securely in the spring compressor.</p>

<p>Compress the spring and put the strut onto the compressor by inserting it through the spring. Use caution when compressing the spring. Make sure the spring is securely fastened before compressing it.</p>

<p>Reinstall the spring seat and strut components onto the strut assembly.</p>

<p>Replace the self-locking nut and install the mounting bolt cap.</p>

<p>Remove the strut assembly and new spring from the spring compressor. Install the strut assembly onto the VW Beetle.</p>

<p>Lower the Beetle and perform a safety check before taking it on the road.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor and associated tools

  • Self-locking nut

 How to Replace the Springs in a VW Jetta

Removing the Springs and Strut Components

<p>Raise the Jetta, if necessary, and secure the wheels with jack stands.</p>

<p>Remove the strut from the Jetta. This step will be slightly different for the front and rear springs, as the rear spring mounts may be accessed through the trunk, depending upon the model year.</p>

<p>Fasten the spring compressor into a vise and attach the strut to the compressor.</p>

<p>Pull off the mounting bolt cap and compress the spring in order to take the self-locking nut off the piston rod. Match the location of spring mount and retainer for use when reinstalling.</p>

<p>Remove the spring seat and components. Take the strut out of the compressor and then remove the spring from the compressor. This step is potentially dangerous as the spring carries a lot of potential energy which must be carefully released.</p>

<p>Replace the spring and inspect the components for signs of wear.</p>

Replacing the Springs and Strut Components

<p>Clamp the new spring into the compressor.</p>

<p>Compress the spring and carefully slide the strut down through the spring. This step needs to be done cautiously to makes sure the spring stays immobilized.</p>

<p>Put the spring seat and strut components back into the assembly.</p>

<p>Put on a new self-locking nut and install the mounting bolt cap to the top of the assembly.</p>

<p>Take the strut assembly off the spring compressor and install it onto the Jetta.</p>

<p>Perform a safety check before taking the Jetta on the road.</p>

Items you will need

  • Replacement springs

  • Safety goggles

  • Floor jack and stands

  • Socket wrench and sockets

  • Box wrench

  • Adjustable crescent wrench

  • Lug wrench

  • Torque wrench

  • Spring compressor (VAG 1752/2) and associated tools

  • Vise

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