'97 Honda Accord Struts


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Old 11-11-06, 11:54 AM
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Hi,

When should the shocks/struts be changed on a '97 Honda Accord?? Or are the original/dealer struts last a lifetime?? I have 139k miles on mine and the struts have never been changed.

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Old 11-11-06, 12:33 PM
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When should the shocks/struts be changed on a '97 Honda Accord??


A llloooonnnnggggggg time ago. Typically around 50 thousand miles is acceptable life expectancy.They wear out gradually so most folks do not notice they are worn. Throw on a new set and you will be surprised at the difference in ride and handling.
 
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Old 11-12-06, 02:25 PM
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I'm not sure I would agree with the 50,000 miles figure, but at 139k miles they're probably about due.
 
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What the others said. Nothing lasts forever, not even on a Honda. There is a quick test, bounce on the front(or rear) end several times, and watch what happens. There should be little or no bounce when you stop. This is not foolproof, but is often a good indicator. But with 139K, I agree it is time.
 
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Thanks guys!

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Old 11-13-06, 10:45 AM
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And BTW, the item to worry about changing most at the recommended intervals on a Honda is the timing belt.
 
 

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