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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Recently found that rear suspension springs on my Audi A4 have

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Recently found that rear suspension springs on my Audi A4 have broken.A tyre centre says that they have rusted through!However on close inspection the two pieces from the end of each spring look like they've sheared off not rusted,they are still shiny black!Is this feasible? It's a 2008 reg.Thanks.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

springs don't tend to rust through, you get a bit of surface rust but if they break its usually through fatigue ./ general use and its not unheard of to fail a spring like this, especially if you do a lot of country lane type driving where road surfaces are more uneven

So I wouldn't worry unduly and just replace them both