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Old 02-24-2008, 01:51 PM
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I have a 93 nissan sentra, just did the front struts and the whole spring turns when I turn. Is this normal?

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yep struts capture the springs..so when you take them out the springs come to. If your thinking of putting struts on it, after you get them off you'll need to take them to a shop so they can swap the springs onto the new ones.

Please dont try to do it yourself....unless you want a broken arm or two.
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thanks,but I already had the struts out and changed and back in the car. I did them without a shop[got to know what you are doing]. my problem is that the springs are moving when I turn the wheel.
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It all depends on the type of struts that you have on the car I'm not familiar with that car..........but if there is a bearing plate at the top of the strut then yes it should turn with the wheel.

Unless I am mistaken this is the way most cars work.
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Yes, the spring should turn with the strut, otherwise some little old lady wouldn't be able
to do a three point turn, a 146 point turn would be not trouble at all...

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