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Question about front springs

Recently had both front springs , both front shocks and both lower suspension arms changed by a Garage.
Couple of weeks after they were fitted i noticed car was making a noise from front passenger side when i was turning the steering sometimes...and more noticeably when i went over speed bumps.
Just done some investigation today (1st chance i've had) and i've noticed marks on the inside of the suspension turret where the sprng has obviously rubbed against it and i also noticed the gap between the spring and the inside of the turret is very small, drivers side doesnt seem to be any issue.
Is there a wrong way to fit front springs as surely they shouldn't touch the turret anywhere.
I vaguely recall seeing something somewhere on one of the threads on here but can't find it.
Obviously i am going to be contacting the garage that did the work but I want to be armed with a little more information before i talk to them.
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Re: Question about front springs

All sorted,
Turns out the top mounts needed replacing too, and Garage didn't replace them when they did the rest although they had the parts.
Not having spring hitting inside turret makes a big difference.
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All sorted,
Turns out the top mounts needed replacing too, and Garage didn't replace them when they did the rest although they had the parts.
Not having spring hitting inside turret makes a big difference.

to be honest i would me more inclined to suggest they fitted parts wrong
these are banana springs and the mounting plate for spring needs to be in the correct way and top mount needs the bar code showing at front as you look down in engine bay on strut hole
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to be honest i would me more inclined to suggest they fitted parts wrong
these are banana springs and the mounting plate for spring needs to be in the correct way and top mount needs the bar code showing at front as you look down in engine bay on strut hole
Thx, that was what i vaguely remembered seeing somewhere. I'm not bothered that theyve changed the top mounts (they didnt charge me anything for doing that) and it's nice to have the front of the car quiet again.
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