Question about 2004 Acura TL
I purchased my 2004 Acura TL 2 years ago with 32,000 miles. The car now has 48,000 miles on it and when I hit a bump on the road, the front passenger side takes the bump really hard - it doesn't sound right. Took the car to my repair person and he said that I need front struts. I was just wondering if this was common / normal occurance because I don't consider myself a hard driver, however, the person who owned the car before may have been.
You may not need the entire strut, just the part that serves as a shock absorber. The term strut refers to a complete assemby with coil spring and a central shock absorber.
When their seals fail completely, whether gas or fluid filled,they are just a piston in a cylinder with nothing to damp their travel so they can slam at both ends.
American made 'shocks' were once only really effective for ~20k miles but both foreign and domestic have improved a great deal but one of yours may have left the factory less than perfect.
Shop the parts before you let the car go to anyone to see if they are scalping you or only marking their cost up a little.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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