94-97 Accord - How long do front springs usually last?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by techman41973, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. techman41973

    techman41973 Guest

    I have a 97 accord with 140K miles. I am wondering how long do the
    stock springs last before needing to be replaced.
    I recently replaced a set of worn Michelin X-ones with a set of
    Goodyear Assurance Comfortreds which have received rave reviews for a
    smooth and quiet ride. The ride however didn't meet expectations. So
    after finding worn and deteriorated rubber damper mounts, I had them
    replaced. The ride did improve significantly for a while (perhaps while
    the rubber was wearing in). Now when I go over bumps, highway expansion
    strips, the impact is quite harsh. I don't want to keep playing the
    game of trial and error and just randomly replace suspension
    components. I did replace my stock struts with a set of Monroe
    Sensatracs about 50K ago. 50K on a set of aftermarket struts seems
    within their usefull life, so I have a tough time believing they could
    be the cause. Although I did spend the past 2 years in Michigan (with
    potholes from hell) Some have suggested that the springs should be
    replaced. They do squeek when I go over some speed bumps. This is why I
    am asking how long they typically last and is there ways to test
    specifically for worn springs.
    techman41973, Jun 4, 2005
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    Dick Gozinya Guest

    squeaks could be bearings
    Dick Gozinya, Jun 4, 2005
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    jim beam Guest

    coil springs last until they break, which may be for ever if they're not
    rusted. there's no mechanism for them to go "soft" in the steel, and
    there's no major wear points like in leaf springs.
    jim beam, Jun 4, 2005
  4. techman41973

    « Paul » Guest

    Coils slowly loose some tension over time but it is minimal.
    Enough to be barely measurable in 10 years.
    Plan on replacing them around the year 2032.
    Your shocks are shot. The internal valving is worn out.
    Monroe makes shocks for the masses. I won't put them on anything I own.
    Odds are the sway bar bushings is where the squeek is from.
    « Paul », Jun 4, 2005
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