I have a 95 Escort Wagon. I had thought my rear struts were blown, so I
took them off the car and disassembled them only to find that BOTH rear
springs were broken. It appears that moisture got in between the coils
and rubber sleave and rusted them out. From what I gather this is a
fairly common problem. Since I fear getting used springs that are that
old (considering the problem I was having), I was wondering what year
vehicles had equivalent or compatible springs in the back? Did the
Protege have springs without the sleaves?
On Mon, 7 Jun 2004 00:43:20 +0000 (UTC), Daniel J Meyer
Hi Dan, from another Dan
My daughters 91 merc tracer has 2 broken rear springs and has had them
for sometime (couple of years). I was concerned about them until I
found out that ford knew about the problem and has declared the broken
springs to be a non problem according to a consumer complaint site
somewhere. Yes it is a fairly common problem, so much so that Auto
Zone sells replacement springs at a reasonable cost (I believe about
$50 a set). They are an aftermarket auto parts supplier and would
only stock parts if there is a need for them. Or another way to thing
about it, enough springs break so they can make money supplying
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