shock absorber check

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Old 03-13-09, 04:59 PM
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shock absorber check

Seems like I feel every little bump and the big bumps really jolt me. Was wondering if maybe my shock absorbers need to be replaced. My car is a 1992 Honda Accord with 240,000 miles.
 
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Old 03-13-09, 05:02 PM
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Uhhh yes? Are they original? If so, surprised you haven't been bounced off the road yet.
 
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Old 03-13-09, 05:14 PM
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I bought the car with 185,000 miles so not sure if they are original. The Haynes manual seems to suggest changing the coil and shock absorber together so that's probably what I'll do.
 
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Old 03-13-09, 06:11 PM
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ya they sell strut assemblies... odds are both are shot in your case but more less the strut and shocks mainly.. they are what make the car absorb the bumps and in some cases feel the bumps.. the springs support additional weight and keep the car from bottoming out so both are good to change
 
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