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Old 09-24-2002, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default Signs of a broken or blown shock or strut???

What are the signs of a busted or broken shock besides leaking??
Noises I should listen for? Performance issues I should watch out for?


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just push your car upand down by hand and if the side you suspect bounces more than the other 3 corners of your car then the shock / strut is bad
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look for leaks as well.

usually around the cylinder bore.

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also look for a puddle of oil in your garage underneath the shock assmebly if it blew out right away.

Also the worst ride quality you can imagine.
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your ride will be very bouncy
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when i lowered my crx 3+ inches when i first got my Ground controls... my stocks shocks had ALL blown the oil all over the wheelwells everywhere! it sucks...

how do you tell if gas shocks are blown?
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my back shocks make a creaking noise when i push down on the back of the car, does that mean they are bad? '93 civ si, original shocks. Also the ride is not bouncy but when i have weight in the back they seem to fade.
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I'll try all those things to see if they are blown. Also, how important are the bump stops on the shocks?
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