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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Shock coil spring came out of it seat. HELP

I'm not sure what keep the rear springs in place but my right rear has been making noise.

So when I investigates It appears the spring is not fully mounted in it 'seat'.
I know I need to raise up the jeep, any tips for getting the spring back in place?

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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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Here is a photo of the other side that looks to be mounted correctly.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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I would tap it over with a mallet.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 10:44 AM   #4
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Yeah, a swift blow with a hammer of sorts should take care of it. If you cant get at the right angle to hit it then a pry bar will do the trick. I used a piece of 2X4 to get one back in and it worked great.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 11:40 AM   #5
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Oddly When I lift it up it is seated where it should be. Set it down and it angles as above. Strange. I did find a loose upper control arm bolt that could have been the noise. I about to go find out.

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Unread 07-25-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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That spring appears to be sprung. Is the rig leaning to one side?
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Unread 07-25-2010, 12:30 PM   #7
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looks like the spring is bent/curved. You'll need to replace it or spin it to line up with the rear suspension's arc/range of motion.

Put the rear up on jackstands so that the rear end can hang, remove the rear wheels, put on some work gloves. Even with a 4" lift, I think you should be able to just grab the spring, and twist it 90 degrees or so to get it into a better position. If not, then jacking up the other end of the axle will drop the problem side enough to do the above.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 12:34 PM   #8
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not to sound stupid or anything but from the pictures...could they be upside down? sorry not to make you sound stupid also cause i know on mine i can accidently turn them upside down and have the same issue..
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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:34 PM   #9
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doesn't seem to lean. I've never removed them so they were installed this way. Does "sprung" mean broke/bent?

It didn't stop me from doing a bit of crawling today. Testing clearance with my new Disconnect.

Here's some pick. (Larz is chilling in the shade in one of these)
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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:47 PM   #10
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Do I need a coil compressor to install a new spring? Or with the shock off will I be able to lift it enough to slide in place?

It is not a big surprise as when I recently had a 4 people in it and I felt the back right bottom out on a bump. I've never heard that before then.

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Unread 07-25-2010, 04:52 PM   #11
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I was told the rear springs do not have a right side up. I installed my springs and I hope I did not put them on upside down.
How can you tell ?

Awsome pics BTW.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 05:20 PM   #12
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I'll call Tuff Country Monday and try and 'enforce' there warranty for a new coil.

One Question? Do Jeeps have coil spring clips? or will simply slide into place. (doesn't sound hard, but lot of difficult things don't)

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Awsome pics BTW.
Thanks Johnx

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Unread 07-25-2010, 06:25 PM   #13
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TJ's older than yours have spring retainer clips, but you don't have to worry about that because you probably wouldn't of noticed your problem if you had them.

When you lift your jeep up on jackstands, it should be pretty simple and easy to spin the spring around by hand. The fronts need spring compressors, but the rears don't.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:09 AM   #14
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TJ's older than yours have spring retainer clips, but you don't have to worry about that because you probably wouldn't of noticed your problem if you had them.
What year TJ's had rear spring retaining clips?...
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My Jeep only had 1 spring retainer bracket located on the front driver's side coil .
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