Broken leaf spring

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Broken leaf spring

Post by Danwhitworth » Mon May 18, 2020 9:26 am

How much would you pay someone to replace a single leaf spring, i have the part already anyone had this done ?


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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by Stedlocks » Mon May 18, 2020 10:03 am

As long as you have a trolley jack and axle stands for safety reasons, and some basic sockets, 18mm, if I recall correctly, its not that hard to do ..... Follow the procedures for axle flip if you can't see how to.

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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by james400 » Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 am

Me personally charge £50 to replace Leaf Spring + parts

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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by Stedlocks » Mon May 18, 2020 10:18 am

Thats a more than fair price fella 👍

Its not hard, but is fiddly and time consuming for an idiot like me....doable if your skint, but at that price, id be happy

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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by james400 » Mon May 18, 2020 11:35 am

Where abouts are you?

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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by Danwhitworth » Mon May 18, 2020 2:14 pm

It’s done mate thanks


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Broken leaf spring

Post by shameus » Tue May 19, 2020 4:41 pm

Quick one for you lads might save starting a new thread seeing as OP Dan is sorted, are the leaf springs the same on both mk3s? I’ve a broken spring on my facelift van and could whip one off my mates pre-facelift parts van if they happen to be the same size. Cheers!


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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by james400 » Tue May 19, 2020 6:49 pm

I would say so yes not much is different on the best thing to do is check euro car parts website put your reg in and put your mate on in and check there part numbers

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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by shameus » Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 pm

@james400 cheers lad I’ll look into it further


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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by Danwhitworth » Tue May 19, 2020 11:15 pm

I would like to know the outcome of this


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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by SunEye » Wed May 20, 2020 11:12 am

shameus, assuming that pre and post facelift leafs are the same (I believe that they are) I would check the PR codes for your van and your friend’s parts van just in case one of the variants of the leaf springs were fitted at the factory, unlikely, but not impossible, As far as I am aware these are the codes that could apply to your van, but you’d be wise to check them yourself:

1BJ - uprated front and rear
1BH - standard 2
2MK - reinforced rear
1BA - standard
A9M - window van basic
A9J - window van comfort

I am not sure if some of these are the same leaf springs. I believe that the uprated front and rear uses the reinforced rear, but I don’t know the difference between standard and standard 2 and which were fitted to the window vans, although I’d guess at basic being one of the standards and comfort being reinforced, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Broken leaf spring

Post by shameus » Wed May 20, 2020 5:30 pm

@SunEye cheers for that, I’ll try and make sense of it later and see if I can say for definite they’d be the same, although it might be a case of having to take both leafs out and sizing them up


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