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Old 11-19-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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Shock question



I've just removed my rear shock so I could replace the shock mounts, but I've noticed that once I compressed the shock by hand and release it, it takes it a very long time to get back to the original position plus it kind of makes a little weird noise.

Does that mean that my shock is finished and would that be why when I turn with the car to the opposite of the shock I get a weird noise/vibration?


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Old 11-19-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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If theirs resistence extending the shock and compressing it and it's not leaking it's still good. If it's leaking change it while 1/2 the work is already done becuase you will have to do it again soon if it is.
The noise and vibration is the shock mount.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:01 PM   #3
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nope it aint the shock mount, or the trailing arm bushings, or the differential mount or even the subframe mounts, I'm thinking maybe the shock or wheel bearing...
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:42 PM   #4
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Well shock is easy resistence good none bad, as for the vibration/noises somethings moving, wheel berings make a constant humming noise no vibrations and hardly enough play to notice. Vibrations are generaly bad wheel balencing, bent rim or a worn bushing somewere. You say it's all good, makes me think maybe it's a drive shaft out of balence but that wouldn't change as you turn. Bad diff or CV joint may but doubt it.
just giving Ideas sure others will be more help then I
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Old 11-21-2004, 02:49 PM   #5
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resistance is a good thing. When I put my Koni's on my e36, my mechanic showed me what my old shock did...it was sad.....he pushed it into itself, and then....it just stayed...
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Old 11-21-2004, 07:44 PM   #6
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Well shock is easy resistence good none bad, as for the vibration/noises somethings moving, wheel berings make a constant humming noise no vibrations and hardly enough play to notice. Vibrations are generaly bad wheel balencing, bent rim or a worn bushing somewere. You say it's all good, makes me think maybe it's a drive shaft out of balence but that wouldn't change as you turn. Bad diff or CV joint may but doubt it.
just giving Ideas sure others will be more help then I
ya thanks, well I'll eliminate things one by one, I'll change my shocks this winter anyway, so one less thing that could be.
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