Rear suspension query

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My partner has just noticed he can see the rear suspension coils from behind my car (hanging near the rear wheels). We don't think they have been previously but the car isn't driving any differently to normal. Is this the usual place for them or has the suspension collapsed?
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Hi Gillym41
Gillym41 wrote:My partner has just noticed he can see the rear suspension coils from behind my car (hanging near the rear wheels). We don't think they have been previously but the car isn't driving any differently to normal. Is this the usual place for them or has the suspension collapsed?
I wouldn't panic.

It would be helpful if you can attach a picture of the view

Normally the bump stops fail, rather than springs or dampers on the rear. (the front springs fail regularly :( )

This picture is of the rear spring, while the rear wheel was removed and you can also see the rear brake caliper.
citroen c3 rear springs
citroen c3 rear springs

and this shows the rear macpherson strut, the broken bump stop and rear spring.

rear C3 macpherson strut
rear C3 macpherson strut
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