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Old 04-07-2004, 22:57   #1 (permalink)
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How to tell if a shock is buggered?

Hey im gonna be ripping my front sturts,shocks,springs out tommorow, how do I tell if there buggered? Also is there anything I should be aware of when pulling them out and putting them back in? Ill be doing the rear shock and spring aswell.

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Re: How to tell if a shock is buggered?

You push them down then release it, they should extend smoothly and fairly quickly.

My fronts barely move, replacement time.
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Re: How to tell if a shock is buggered?

check for leaks and any 'pppffffffffftttttt' noise when you are doing what chicken said
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Re: How to tell if a shock is buggered?

If after driving the shock is cold or very hot then it is faulty
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Re: How to tell if a shock is buggered?

why are you pulling them out ? to check them you need them in the car just bounce on each corner of the car get it rocking and let go count the ammount of times it goes up and down after you let go it should come up and settle on its way back down if it goes anymore than this the shocks are stuffed or if there is oil anyware around the top of the shock there stuffed make sure you locate the coils when you lower it back to the ground and keep the coils located with short stroke shocks +put the bumpstops on the new shocks and the fronts good spring compressors will help when you undo that centre nut on the top of the strut and make sure the top hat is marked before you pull it apart in conjunction with the bottom of the strut cheers and good luck greg
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Re: How to tell if a shock is buggered?

I thought some shocks and struts make a "phisssssss" noise over speed bumps and it was OK. Just not every little bump on the road.


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