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06 Jetta, strut assembly crooked spring

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    Nick Johnston
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    Hi, I have an 06 VW Jetta with >300k miles and worn out suspension.

    I am trying to assemble new struts and the spring will not stay aligned in the center on the top bearing. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

    I’m using macpherson strut compressor tools at 180 degrees from each other and alternating side to side a little at a time. I have even clamped the top end of the spring in place while undoing the compressors. When I remove the clamp the spring moves out of alignment.

    I have all new OEM parts, including the springs. The old ones had the passenger side sagging an inch lower than driver side.

    Can I put it on the car like this? I really don’t want to. Thank you for any ideas or advice.

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