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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011 Thread Starter
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Found a Big Spring Under My Right Rear Mustang Tire

I was putting some cables on my car because it is slick as all get out here. Put them on and was going to go to my uncles to jack the car and make sure they on fully (he lives 1/16 mile away), the left rear one came off, managed to get the car to his place with 2 people helping push. While attempting to back into his garage the rt rear slipped and got a little tangled. I looked under the car and didn't see anything broken (cables, lines, etc). When I started pulling away my uncle found a spring (1 1/4in in diameter, 4 coils) that looks like a retainer spring of some kind. I don't know where it goes. Is it dire that it be on my car? Can I get by for a little while without it? I plan on redoing my entire suspension within the next month or so. Can I wait until then? Any help would be appreciated. BTW, I decided just to take the next couple of days off and not put the cables on the car. Steering would have sucked and I work over 23 miles away.

Should this be under "tech" instead of "talk"?


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011
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No worries... I just moved it for you here to Tech. Do you have a pic you could post so we can see what you're talking about?

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I'm sorry, but there is an invention called "Winter tires"

The spring can be from the e-break at the rear caliper, only thing I can think of right now.

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Here is a pic of the spring. I uploaded it to my gallery, so I hope this works.

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That mounts on the caliper for the parking brake. It needs to be on there to help the parking brake fully release.

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OK, so if it is off I will have more drag on that tire (so, not recommended to leave it off). Sounds like I need to jack it back up, look at the other side, and hook it back up. Is it hard to put on? From the looks of it, I just stick one end in somewhere and maybe use a pair of pliers to stick the other end where it goes?
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not to insult you or anything, but you should probably have somebody more mechanically-enclined look at it, or try and get that to a shop to have somebody check everything out and make sure everything is complete. sounds like an uphill battle already...

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Thanks for the help. It went back on pretty easily and drove fine.

I am mechanically inclined (shade tree mechanic level), I just like to gather info before jumping into something. It was also a fairly obscure part to try and locate in my Hayes manual.
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