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When I hit a bump I bounce and bounce and bounce.

If the bouncing is in the front it is probably a strut.
If the bouncing is in the rear it is probably a shock
look for the shock to be oily indicating the shock is bad. But
usually if the car is bouncing two or three time after hitting a bump
the shock has either broken or come completely loose.

Jan 15, 2014 | 2003 Buick LeSabre


When should I replace my shocks and or struts When a vehicle is brought into an...

When should I replace my shocks and or struts
When a vehicle is brought into an auto repair shop for routine vehicle maintenance, the auto technician may suggest that the vehicle shocks or struts need to be replaced. Learn the function of a car or trucks shocks and struts. Find out why the shocks and struts need to be replaced and how someone can tell if they’re bad.

The Purpose or Function of a Cars Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts serve the same purpose. They’re main function is to keep the vehicle from bouncing. A vehicle has front and rear springs to cushion the vehicle over rough road conditions. If there were no shocks or struts the vehicle would continue to bounce excessively. The shocks and struts prevent the car from bouncing by damping the springs.

What’s the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

Shocks are usually used to dampen leaf springs, where as a strut is used to dampen coil springs. Shocks are usually a single cylinder in the open where as a strut is normally surrounded by the coil spring and are more massive and complicated.

That’s why struts normally cost a lot more to replace than a shock. On a car the front suspension usually has struts and the rear usually has shocks. Some trucks have shocks on the front and rear. Other than those distinctions, shocks and struts serve exactly the same purpose.

Why Should the Cars Shocks or Struts be replaced?

Keeping in mind that the purpose of shocks and struts is to keep the vehicle from bouncing, the following is some of the reasons why they should be replaced.

* An excessively bouncing car can be an uncomfortable driving experience.
* The vehicle can be harder to control leading to an unsafe condition.
* Excessive strain can be put on other vehicle components causing premature failure.
* Bad shocks or struts will cause the tires to bounce and create spotty or choppy wear on the vehicles tires.

How to Tell if a Cars Shocks or Struts are Bad

1. Shocks and struts can be oil or air filled. If they are leaking oil or air they need to be replaced. Consumer beware, some dishonest auto repair shops will squirt oil on the shocks, show the customer the leaky shocks and tell them they need to be replaced.
2. Another method is the bounce test. Put all your weight on the front or rear of the vehicle and push down on the vehicle. Let go of the vehicle and stand back to see of it bounces. If the vehicle comes back up without bouncing, the shocks are probably in good shape. If the vehicle bounces a few times, chances are the shocks or struts need to be replaced.

Shocks and struts are wear items, not maintenance items. There’s no set mileage or time limit when they should be replaced. If the tires seem to have a choppy wear pattern or the vehicle bounces excessively over bumps, the shocks need to be checked.

Look at the struts or shocks and see if they’re leaking. Perform the bounce test and see if the vehicle bounces. Replacing the vehicle shocks and struts when they’re bad will create a safer and more comfortable driving experience, not to mention saving money in the long run.

on Dec 14, 2009 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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Shock, death wobble??

Push down on the rear of the three times and let go if the car doesn't stop after 1. 1/2 bounces the Shocks need replacing.

Jun 04, 2013 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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Bouncing and front end vibration

warped rotors replace and then fix shocks since its what caused it in the first place also check ball joints and tie rod ends. see a typical vehicle use 70 % front brake and 30 % rear brake and when the shocks are bad a vehicle will use 80 to 90 % front brake which will cause the rotors to heat up over 400 degrees and then rapidly cooling causing them warp

May 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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How to find and blead rear shock absorber on 1995 audi a8 v8 4.2 litre

hello im lookin for some one to steer me in the right direction on the audi a8 quottro rear shocks it is bouncing like a basket ball

Sep 30, 2012 | Audi Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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Why would my truck bounce and shake while going down the road

when is this bouncing and shaking taking place? Is it doing it during stopping, is it coming from the rear end or the front? If it is bouncing more to the rear and it doesnt do it as much on braking as driving. Your problem will be rear shocks. Which aren't to bad to replace but if you do don't skimp or you will be in the same boat if you do.If the bouncing is coming from the front and not during braking then you r problem becomes a more broad subject. You could have front shock problem, tie rod problems, control arm ball joint problems. Many things. However if your problem is severe there are only 2 things that i would recommend checking, the tie rods and shocks. ! of those are bound to be the issue. Lastly if this is a problem when your braking mostly (I didnt get the feeling it was but wanted to cover incase) then your problem is going to be a break issue and you will need to replace your pads also check rotors and wheel bearings while your doing that. Any other questions just let me know and i will do my best to help. Hope I was of some help to you.

Dec 06, 2011 | 1982 Ford F 150

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My Whirlpool 6100 is bouncing around. I have changed the shocks and no change. I have checked the concrete weights and they are sound. up to 400 revs it is stable

This could be due to the basket being bent, if you open the door and spin the basket while looking at the rim of it, check for any bumps, the slightest imperfection can cause the washer to become off balance. If it is not the basket it is the main tub bearing. You can check the bearing by removing the rear panel and looking for rust around it. Any more questions, feel free to reply.

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Dec 18, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Car shakes while driving. the right tire seems to wobble as you accelerate past 40 mph

check for proper balance. if this checks out ok, your next step is to replace the front struts. if the struts(shock, damopers, etc.) are not able to push the tire and wheel back down to the road it will continue to bounce like a basket ball. it will become very unsafe and could cause an accident. have a trusted technician inspect this for you. a reasonable rate for repair would be around $3-400 with quality parts. cheers.

Dec 18, 2009 | 1994 Toyota Camry

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How do i replace the back shocks?

if you bounce the car by putting your weight on the rear bumper with your knee you can test the rear shocks. If the car bounces more than once on the way up you need shocks. I generally replace shocks on new cars with factory installed shocks anywhere from 40,000 - 50,000 miles. There are bolts at the top and bottom of the shocks that will have to be removed. You can do this a little easier by removing the rear wheels and placing the car on Jack Stands.

Nov 15, 2009 | 1995 Toyota Tercel

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Audi A8 quattro 2000 model spongy rear supension.

no there is no way to service or repair your shock absorbers, tho it's a pretty straight forward job if you can find the parts yourself

Jan 10, 2009 | 2000 Audi A8

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