Rear Coil Spring
A rear coil spring is an essential part of a vehicle’s suspension system. Mounted on the rear axle of a vehicle, it supports its weight and keeps the ride height at a specific point to prevent the underneath of the vehicle from hitting the road. Rear coil springs also absorb road imperfections, allowing the suspension system to move up and down when the vehicle hits a bump or pothole.
A bad rear coil spring can affect the vehicle’s ride height and cause a knocking noise when hitting a bump.
Rear coil spring replacement
- Even if the only one rear coil spring is damaged, the other one should also be replaced.
- A four-wheel alignment is recommended after replacing rear coil springs.
- When installed, rear coil springs are always compressed by the weight of the vehicle and its suspension. That’s why extreme caution must be used when removing the springs. This will prevent you from getting an injury.