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Old 01-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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325xi rear coil spring replacement

I have a cracked rear spring. Do I have to be carefull seperating the perch and the body to get the springs out & in? Don't want to damage the rear drive shaft, or differential. thanks, george
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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You have to be careful not to push the suspension down too far, or you can damage the axle. Might be smart to take it loose from the diff first.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Unbolt the bottom of the shock, push down on the rotor, remove spring.
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ok, thanks. just don't want to damage the drive stuff. george

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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ok, thanks, but will I damage drive shaft when I push down on the rotor?
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