Question about Toyota Corolla
I have a 2008 model toyota corolla. Recently i have changed both front shock absorbers. But when i run thru the lines on the road or drive thru small cracks on the road, i feel something wrong as i could feel on my steering. What could be d possible problems?
Hi there, does it do it on a good road? If not then I wouldn't get too concerned, it is a front wheel drive I presume and any front wheel drive car will follow any imperfections in the road and track the road imperfection, is it like the steering has a mind of its own and wants to follow the road surface, if so then this is normal, if not please take it to your mechanical shop and have them look at it
Posted on Feb 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace front shock absorbers
My answer is not going to help you because not only do you need specialized equipment, but you will need special experience to perform this job.
You would be required to completely remove the entire front strut assembly from the car. It has to be safety set up on jacks. Once you have the strut assembly out of the car, special spring clamps are needed to compress the heavy spring that is part of the strut. These require very special clamps that compress the springs. If this is not done right, it can conceivably kill a person.
Once the spring has been removed, the strut it self must be removed from the strut housing using an impact wrench.
Once both sides are changed, the car must be realigned in the front end, otherwise the car will not steer or track properly.
Over all, this is a major job. These are not shock absorbers, as you would know them, but are called McPherson struts.
If you would like to contact me again about this or other problems, feel free to do so.
ASE Master Technician
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
No Adjustments. The shocks are just too Soft. Replace them with the Originals From Factory and they will be better. They get softer the longer they are used.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
I had the identical wobble almost lost control it was the steering damper it was leaking and covered under warranty
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
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