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    1999 DeVille Concours strut coil spring broken

    1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours, The spring next to front driver side tire is broken. Strut coil spring maybe? I'm finding a lot of conversion kits not any direct replacement. Can some one with knowledge of what it takes to repair/upgrade part and what is the best option please share, Thanks Hugh

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    Re: 1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours strut coil spring broken

    Quote Originally Posted by hugh1973 View Post
    1999 Cadillac DeVille Concours, The spring next to front driver side tire is broken. Strut coil spring maybe? I'm finding a lot of conversion kits not any direct replacement. Can some one with knowledge of what it takes to repair/upgrade part and what is the best option please share, Thanks Hugh
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    OK - if the spring is broken it obviously needs to be replaced -
    the labor/procedure will be the same - regardless of the repair method you choose -

    replacing the spring requires the strut assembly to be removed from the car -

    the strut assembly must be disassembled -

    the broken spring replaced with a new spring -

    re-assemble the strut assembly -

    re-install the strut assembly -

    align the front end -

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    there are some questions that must be answered -
    and some choices you must make -

    1) are the struts still fully functional -
    OR are they weak and should be replaced -

    are the other components of the strut assembly in good working condition -
    OR are they weak/worn and should be replaced -

    if the strut assembly is still good - you can just replace the spring -
    ACDelco 45H0363 - $68 - for the pair - with free shipping -

    HOWEVER - springs are sold in PAIRS - and should be replaced in pairs as well -
    especially 20 year old springs -
    meaning even though the other spring is not broken - it should be replaced -

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    there are a few other components in a strut assembly -
    upper bearing - upper mount - spring idolators - bellows - bump stop - etc -

    if ANY of these parts aren't PERFECT - now is the time to replace them -
    remember - the labor is the same to re-assemble the strut assembly using the old/original parts - or brand new parts -

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    if you are going to keep the car "forever" -
    I recommend replacing everything with new parts -
    the ACDelco springs I listed above -
    along with the MONROE 900111 and MONROE 900112 strut kits -



    total for parts $310 -
    remember - this does not include any labor and does not include the alignment -
    that might be another $200 to $300 -

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    if you are NOT planning on keeping the car much longer -
    the absolute cheapest way would be to find/buy good used strut -
    probably $50 to $100 for the part - another $50 to $100 for labor - plus the alignment -

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