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1997 dodge neon/smelling antifreeze through me vents when i turn,also i have another thing wrong when i hit bumps sometimes the rear end of the car jutters and wants to swing a bit to the left,could it be a broken spring or maybe the shock is gone? It seems to hit hard sometimes when i hit a hole or a bump in the road,but the shocks still feel stiff and the rear of the car doesnt seem to be sagging or anything and it is still stiff when i push down on the trunk.its not bouncy like when the springs are worn out. any idea?

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Sounds like a snapped or broken spring, you need to get them checked asap as could be dangerous.
As for antifreeze, are you sure you havent put screenwash in recently as this can smell very strongly of Alcohol.



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