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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Strut Spring in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Has anyone had one of their rear strut springs break off? Just today the top part of my spring snapped ...
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    lawnpatio is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Has anyone had one of their rear strut springs break off? Just today the top part of my spring snapped right off!

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    Marks DTM Calib is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Strut Spring

    Not unheard of......there is a maintenance guide showing how to change them here:

    www.omegaowners.com

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    dadenkern is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Strut Spring

    Yes, one morning while backing out of the garage it sounded like a wrench dropped out of the rear of my Cat and it turned out to be the first 1 1/4 coil of my right-rear spring. I went to a junkyard that afternoon picked up a sping for $20 and put it in that night, not a hard job.

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    Re: Strut Spring

    I snapped a pic so everyone could see....
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    Re: Strut Spring

    how many miles were on it?

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    lawnpatio is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Strut Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by todd2fst4u View Post
    how many miles were on it?
    Currently sitting at 137,000 miles

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    dgramm is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Strut Spring

    I had mine replaced under GMPP I hope it was a one time thing.

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    Re: Strut Spring

    on my car its all original suspension 220km's and its still fine

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