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  • Vyner Xander
    If your shocks and struts are malfunctioning, they may put additional pressure on the control arms, ball joints, and other suspension components. Over time, these issues may result in a car accident. They can also require costly, time-intensive repairs.2 Nov 2020
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  • How do you diagnose a bad shock absorber?

    The Warning Signs Of Worn Shocks And Struts
    1. Instability at highway speeds. ...
    2. Vehicle “tips” to one side in turns. ...
    3. The front end dives more than expected during hard braking. ...
    4. Rear-end squat during acceleration. ...
    5. Tires bouncing excessively. ...
    6. Unusual tire wear. ...
    7. Leaking fluid on the exterior of shocks or struts.
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    Should you replace coil springs each time you replace shocks or struts? Absolutely not. Inspect the coils every time you replace any suspension component. Ball joints, tie rod ends, idler arms, pitman arms and control arms that are compromised can all wreak havoc on the coil spring and shock or strut.
  • How much does it cost to get shock absorbers replace?

    Since shock absorbers should always be replaced in pairs, expect to pay somewhere around $250 to $580 in total. A single shock absorber will cost anywhere from $50 to $140, depending on the make and model of your vehicle so for the pair, you're looking at $100 to $280 in parts.24 Mar 2022
  • Can bad struts cause alignment problems?

    The rear struts that are weak and not supporting the vehicle as they should can cause the suspension to sag in the rear and also cause the alignment to not be within specification. The can cause tire wear from the rear tires loosing contact with the road.18 Nov 2016
  • Are struts worth replacing?

    Struts don't need to be replaced unless your vehicle is bouncing like it's on a pogo stick or bottoms out in potholes and over railroad tracks — or unless a mechanic finds that they're leaking fluid or have been damaged. In some climates, they can also rust.7 Feb 2016

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