1999 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117000 miles
99 ford escort wagon 117,000. Right rear spring. This spring appears to be made of about 3 different springs fastened together. The bottom one appears to have broken off. It is about one coil. I was able to pull it out, and the car rides well and nothing seems to be adversely affected. I have been using the car for 5 months but have been a little careful with the load. I bought springs and was going to replace my self, but I couldn't take off the stut assembly because I couldn't get the lower mounting bolts off. I got the nuts off, and the bolts spin but won't come out. I tried to hammer them out but they wont move much. I suspect that they may have been bent when the the spring broke? Anyway it is now too cold for me to work on the car. Will it hurt to drive the car til spring like it is? How do I get the bolts off? I have never drilled out a bolt. How do I do that, and what tools needed? Is there another option? Can I just replace left rear spring or at least for now
have the same problem?
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 AT 7:26 PM