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How do i change struts in a 91 saturn sl? and how do u know if they are bad for sure? cuz my car shakes when i hit bumps

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Place your body weight over the strut and push the car up and down,a bad strut will give no resistance and will feel soft, as the car will do when driven over a uneaven surface.come back to me with result and i will tell you how to replace.adrian,,,,

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