Like with the Prius and Camry we’ve seen before, rust can work magic on any ferrous metal if given enough time. This Sienna was par for the course given it’s 170,000 miles of Minnesota winters. The guest had no concerns with the ride height or road feel. The technician, knowing 2004-2009 Siennas like to break rear springs, inspected and found this:
Removing the rear springs can be tricky. The rear suspension member needs to be lowered a ways out of the vehicle and failing to loosen the front securing bushings can lead to them tearing under the extreme movement needed to remove and springs. Make sure you disconnect the rear speed sensor harnesses as well, less you test their tensile strength beyond specification.
CARspec’s experience with broken rear Sienna springs has led us to inspect every 2004-2009 Sienna for the above upon every visit. If you’d like your rear springs (or any suspension concern) inspected don’t hesitate to give us a call at (952)426-4798