1992 Ford Ranger



April, 28, 2008 AT 6:41 PM

Suspension problem
1992 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 81500 miles

I thought the coil spring had popped out of its holder when in fact the holder has broken
free from the frame.
Is it possible to have a body shop compress the spring down enough to reweld the
bracket? The only thing holding everything in check is the shock absorber.
I was thinking of taking a large turnbuckle and hook the coil and that square hole on the
frame and tighten it down and maybe take some of the pressure off the shock?
There is also a 3/8" hole on top of the frame where I can slip a hook bolt over the coil and
tighten it down as well or would that not accomplish anything?
Option #2: Put it back on Craigslist and sell it as a parts truck? I've got $700.00 invested.
The 2.3Liter motor runs good, tranny is good and fenders and hood are in good shape as
is the box.
I bought the truck for towing my bass boat to the ramp and back as it was too much for
my Subaru Forester's transmission.
Thanks for your attention and help.

Harry Rainey


1 Answer



April, 28, 2008 AT 8:20 PM

Good news, they sell coil spring compressors at just about all autopart stores, it will be able to compress it and remove the spring then you can weld it. And stick the spring back in.

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