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    Does anyone know if it's possible to adjust the rear springs on the Scenic (JA).
    My car is sitting about an inch lower on one side.
    There were cams on 16's I had that you could turn to adjust the torsion bars and consequently the height.
    The Scenic has torsion bars too so I was hoping the good people at Renault might have included some method of adjusting the spring.
    I had a look under the back but there didn't appear to be anything there that looked like it could adjust the spring.
    I suppose I could put a bag of cement or two on the opposite side to even it up but that's a bit messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    I suppose I could put a bag of cement or two on the opposite side to even it up but that's a bit messy.

    Cheers
    Ren
    Wet it first.

    I didn't know the fwd scenic had torsion bar rear. Just assumed it was the same as the rx4, which has springs.

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    Yep, torsion bars at the rear.
    The 4WD doesn't have room for torsion bars because of the rear diff hence the coils.
    The rear driveshaft would have to go through the middle of the torsion bars.
    I think the later Scenic models have coils on all corners, don't know why the earlier ones had torsion bars.
    Perhaps it was a carry-over from the Megane that these were derived from.

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    P.S. Don't think I'll go with wet cement, it's a bit hard to remove once the springs are fixed.
    Perhaps I'll find a sumo wrestler to carry around as a passenger to even out the springs.
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    I have a workshop manuel down loaded somewhere i will have a look ,probably just have to turn it up a coupla splines on the torsion bar ,pugs

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    Torsion bar failure perhaps?

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    It could have had some of the suspension replaced by a no-clue owner, panel beater or similar. I've had a panel beater want to stretch one side of an R16TS so that the wheelbase was equal on each side. They were a bit nonplussed as to how it got out of alignment in the prang....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    It could have had some of the suspension replaced by a no-clue owner, panel beater or similar. I've had a panel beater want to stretch one side of an R16TS so that the wheelbase was equal on each side. They were a bit nonplussed as to how it got out of alignment in the prang....
    I missed that post Kim. Memorable.
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