The coil spring is one of the most important parts of your car's suspension system. Aside from supporting the vehicle, it also helps provide a comfortable ride. However, certain conditions and situations that can cause damage to the coil springs cannot be avoided. In some cases, the spring coils get damaged when other components from the suspension system fail. That is why it's important to watch out for problems in your coil springs. Here is a simple guide in troubleshooting your Eclipse's coil springs so you can quickly address your suspension problems and avoid serious complications at the same time.
Some of the most common causes of breaking spring coils are the large pot holes on the road and the sudden changes in road height. Driving your vehicle in an off-road setting even when it was not designed for rough road conditions could also contribute to the possibilities of your spring coils breaking due to fatigue. As they were developed for an average paved road with, your Eclipse coil springs might become brittle and break when driving in an unpredictable rocky terrain. This problem also occurs when your car is always overloaded.
The fluid leakage in your Eclipse may be caused by the ripped seals in your vehicle's struts. This would put more strain on the coil springs and result to more damages and even breaking. If your car is starting to make noise while running over dips or bumps in the road, this could also be a sign that your vehicle is experiencing hydraulic fluid leaks.
When you start noticing and experiencing wheel imbalance in your car, make sure to check the alignment and inspect the tires for possible damages. These problems can wear out components in your suspension system and might even break the coil springs, shocks, and struts. Driving a car with a blown tire will cause direct contact of the coil springs and other suspension components with the road. When multiple spring coils break, this could lead to a damaged brake, axle, and steering system.