The easiest way to check for broken springs is by doing a visual check. Springs are located near the wheel just above the axle. It is usually helpful to lift your vehicle as it will make a broken spring more visible. Be sure to safely secure the body against any dropping or another sudden movement.
How to Test Coil Springs?
Testing coil springs is an important part of any automotive maintenance or repair job. The performance and longevity of the vehicle depend on the springs being in good condition. In order to ensure the springs are in good working condition, you need to test them. Here is a step-by-step guide to testing your coil springs.
Step 1: Inspect the Coil Springs
The first step in testing the coil springs is to inspect them visually. Look for signs of wear and tear such as rust, cracks, or breaks. Replace any damaged springs with new ones.
Step 2: Measure the Compression
Once you’ve inspected the coil springs, you’ll need to measure the amount of compression they can take. There are two main ways to do this: using a spring rate tester or an air pressure gauge. For a spring rate tester, you’ll attach the tester to the spring and measure the amount of compression it takes for the spring to reach its maximum load capacity. For an air pressure gauge, you’ll attach the gauge to the spring and measure the amount of air pressure needed to compress the spring.
Step 3: Measure the Extension
Once you’ve measured the compression