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I lifted my 2001 nissan maxima off the gorund to rotate tires and now the struts are locked up can i fix or do i need to swap them out??

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Try driving around for a bit and if they dont go down then yes change them out the return valve is probably just stuck

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Considering the age of the car, you are on a need to fix basis. there is set guide line for front end parts wearing out or being replaced, If the struts are shot, and you replace them, It doesn't mean you have solved the problem, the whole steering linkage could be bad as well as the ball joints if it has them and anything else in there that takes the bumps. My 03 pathfinder makes an awful sound when I turn the wheel just right, I have yet to get under there to see what's wrong. The rear is a marshmallow, no shocks at all, and the tires practically rub on the wheel wells. So, It is your call. You could go ahead with the struts, then see how it goes, if it is still bad, check the linkage out see if anything is wore out. All the tie rods ends and the ball joints are suspect. You can get a bar under each tire and have someone lift up on the wheel while watching the joints move, you will be able to tell if they are bad or not. But,,, big but here, most front wheel drive cars have better front ends. Hope this helps.

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