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REM
02-17-2007, 06:06 PM
My brother-in-law has a Ford Escort and the spring has pushed through the body of the car. He only plans to keep the car for two months and is wondering if there are any safty issues with driving the car like this. It pulls to one side a little and rides rough, but it does not exibit any other problems. Should he drive the car like this?

notsoaveragej0e
02-17-2007, 06:13 PM
You mean like... it went through the hood? Are you talking about the spring that surrounds a strut?

REM
02-17-2007, 06:19 PM
No, not through the hood. However, it is pushing through the wheel well in the hatch back (trunk) because it is one of the rear springs. I can see the spring from inside the vehicle.

Sprucegagt
02-17-2007, 06:24 PM
Sounds like the spring is broken. That's a big safety hazard. Either get another spring for it or don't drive the car.

REM
02-17-2007, 06:37 PM
I looked again, and it doesn't look like the spring is broken. I ran out and took pictures, but I left my cable to transfer them at my mother's place. Anyhow, the spring has pushed through the strut tower and can be seen from inside the car. When I look at the back seat from the driver's seat I can see a spring sticking up. I think that this would have the same effect as a broken spring, but I'm not sure. What do you think?

Malaclypse
02-17-2007, 10:04 PM
Trash the car. Its not driveable and its certainly not safe by any stretch of the imagination.

DrFabulous
02-17-2007, 10:05 PM
What do you think?

I think you have a really big paperweight that is on wheels.

polo77
02-17-2007, 10:16 PM
samething happened to my moms escort. the spring finally came all the way through the paneling, and the body is now sitting on the tire.

Snowboardr18
02-17-2007, 10:30 PM
definately don't drive it. doubt it's even worth fixing. time to go car shopping

notsoaveragej0e
02-17-2007, 11:40 PM
Duct tape over where the spring is coming through to keep it from tearing through the body paneling. Then drive it until you can buy a new car.