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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-04, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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A strange thing happened...

Was doing the routine tyre rotation on the XE yesterday. Anyway, after I had finished, took the car for a drive. The rear end is now super hard, and the suspension will NOT MOVE at all. The only suspension is whatever air I have in my tyres. What happened? Are my shocks buggered?

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Is it both sides?
Could be shocks or springs. Have you had a look underneath to see if anything is out of place?

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Is it both sides?
Could be shocks or springs. Have you had a look underneath to see if anything is out of place?
Yeah, it appears to be both sides, a bit hard to tell, but I'm pretty sure, which makes it all that much weirder. What are the chances of 2 shocks going like that at the same time? All I did was jack the rear up, one side at a time and lowered it. Strange. Everything looks fine, with nothing obviously out of place.
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Re: A strange thing happened...

I assume you jacked at the correct jacking points (axle) not at the shock mounts.

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Your Springs Havnt Fallen Out Of Their Seats?
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Re: A strange thing happened...

are they air (pump up) shocks, I've had a set lock up in the fully extended position before.

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