View Full Version : How do you know if your coils are going bad?

11-14-2009, 07:27 AM

when i purchased my car last august i was told by the shop that i bought the car at that my car was lowered on springs. but today while putting on my new tires i actually took the time to look at my suspension...and i have coilovers, which now makes me worry. their VERY bouncy. you can push down on my car when it is parked at you can really make it go up and down pretty well...and now when i make left hand turns my car makes like a creaking noise and when i go over bumps (almost sounds like something is rubbing but nothing is)

just wondering what are some things to look for to see if my coils are going bad...idk even what brand coils they are.


11-14-2009, 08:55 AM
Buy my sport suspension!!!!! Its in my signature. [up]


11-14-2009, 09:11 AM
Did you notice if they were leaking? That's one way to tell there on there way out.

11-14-2009, 09:13 AM
They look like they've seen better days.

11-14-2009, 09:32 AM
Now I can see the pic (I'm on my phone) they look like there leaking. Time to get some new coils!

11-14-2009, 09:49 AM
ya they look pretty bad

11-14-2009, 10:10 AM
mine did the same thing! turns out there was a crack in the back and the spring was rubbing on the shock, annoying as hell ;( but now im fixing it and probablly buying Blacklocks sport suspension.... lol

11-14-2009, 07:42 PM
Do they all look that bad or is it just that one? You also might what to check your control arms.

11-14-2009, 11:28 PM
they all look like that

11-15-2009, 03:51 AM
Holy sh!t, they're ceased, definitely.

Looks like someone mounted a cheap coilover kit or mistreated it very badly.

11-15-2009, 08:00 AM
ya those are done. Can you tell what brand they are?

11-15-2009, 08:53 AM
My k&Ws I originally bought with the car looked worse than that....scary...changed everything out to bilstiens and h&Rs...Much better!!