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Old 07-24-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
 
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I got a Stock 02 Civic EX Cpe.

I noticed during oil change that the passenger side strut was leaking oil (or whatever liquid in there).

Should I replace them ? I don't see any difference while driving.

What are the consequences of driving without replacing ?

Thx..
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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replace em bro. They're broken.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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if you don't notice a difference in drive ability you can probably still ride on them for a little bit more.
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if you don't notice a difference in drive ability you can probably still ride on them for a little bit more.
he'll still end up changing them due to their condition. it's just safer to replace them than have anything happen to you.
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If you really have to you can wait until they start to clunk. It's not the best thing to do, but I have seen plenty of people do it (myself included).
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mine clunck too
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I got a Stock 02 Civic EX Cpe.

I noticed during oil change that the passenger side strut was leaking oil (or whatever liquid in there).

Should I replace them ? I don't see any difference while driving.

What are the consequences of driving without replacing ?

Thx..
they're blown, replace it
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replace them if you got some money. Or at least plan for it. It's not safe, be careful while cornering. You don't feel it, because 3 others still works. If both front or rear are blown, then you start feeling it. Good luck.
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There's a bulletin out there somewhere that states a little weeping of oil from the shock is normal and doesn't necessarily mean that the shock is blown.
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little weeping of oil may be normal but i replaced my shocks even tho they were not...

i am glad that i did...
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Thanks folks. Point taken. Will have them replaced.
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