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Car bounces from the rear when driving over bad spots in the road or over speed bumps

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You need to replace the rear Shocks and since you are at it, you should replace the front Struts too.

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Have you cked the bushing lower and upper

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Everytime i go over a speed bump my car makes a funny noise.


Struts on the front suspension and rear shocks need to be check.

Look of oil mark / drip at the side of each strut and shock.

Do the bounce test.

Press do not move corner of the car and release.

It should bounce back up and lever down (in one singe up then down movement)

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Struts and shock last between 60,000 to 75,000 miles depending on the road condition.

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Rear struts are bad. If you want to do it yourself let me know. Costs about $125.00 per side at a shop.

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Could be a tire out of round, or even a bad strut. Bounce the front end, if it's spring like, the strut (s) may be bad. Look for leaking of oil from them, that is a sign of a bad strut.

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I have a 2001 Ford explorer xls. When going over a bumpy road it will sometimes keep bouncing. Is this an indication that my shocks are bad??


The job of shock absorbers is to do just that..absorb the bumps. If your vehicle's shocks wear out, or the gas charge or oil leaks out, they no longer have the ability to perform to their fullest, and what you'll get is that bouncy feeling going over bumps, and after you've gone over them it will continue to bounce.
There is an easy test you can do to confirm bad shocks and/or struts on any vehicle. With your hands, push down on the front or rear of the vehicle and get it bouncing. When you let go, the car should bounce no more than one complete up and down cycle. Any more than this and your shocks and struts are bad and in need of replacement.

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Could one shock be bad? Causing a difference in bounce return rate? I would crawl under suspended car and check all suspension bolts. Are your bushings in good shape? If one is chewed up or missing then this would cause that misalignement. What kind of suspension do you have? Solid axle or independent susp? I don't know if your car is front or rear wheel drive. I'm guessing front wheel drive.

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