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Oil leaking from bottom of car/ hit a pot hole and oil is spilling out

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You may have a cracked crank case or transmission case, also check for broken oil fitting

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When i hit a bump it feels like it bottoms out . Do i need new shocks, shruts?? It just really smacks hard if I go over a bump or pot hole.


You could only need the Bump Stops that are rubber and prevent the shocks from hitting the chassis.

OR you may need shocks

OR just the strut bearing at the top of the strut if the struts are not leaking.

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