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Ibiza mark IV front strut spring

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4' started by Davidibiza, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Davidibiza

    Davidibiza Member

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    Just had a near side front strut Spring snap on my Ibiza tdi, I'm gonna replace both springs and both top strut supports, when looking for parts I saw that the top strut support comes with a bearing, does that bearing fit between the spring and the top support? never had to work on these before
     
  2. RUM4MO

    RUM4MO Senior Member

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    Yes, from the top downwards you have the top mounting, that fixes to the car using 3 bolts and fixes to the damper rod using a self locking nut, below that top mounting is a thin radial bearing assembly, when you take the old top mounting off the bearing will probably look part of it - but it is just sticking/gripping it.
     
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  3. Davidibiza

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    Thanks for the info
     
  4. Davidibiza

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    Thanks for info
     
  5. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    mine both snapped, when my car had done 100,000 miles.
     
  6. mgrays

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    One front spring broke at about 36-40k. I replaced both but just greased up the bearings and top bush. After 7 years and 110k miles they are still fine. I would replace the gaiters as they are cheap and will be shredded. The driver's side was a pain as there is less room so ended up with spring compressor when in place to shorten the strut.
     

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