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How to Troubleshoot a Bouncy or Unstable Car
A bouncy or unstable car can be caused by faulty struts, tie rod ends, or brakes. Test your car to avoid suspension damage and costly repairs.

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Car shakes and makes noise when driving.
Without being able to hear the exact trunk and engine noises it will be difficult to give you an exact diagnosis. In the trunk, make sure there are no free objects floating around the trunk compartment, common items are the...
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Car bouncing and shaking
It sounds like your struts are worn out. The strut is designed to support the weight of the vehicle via the coil spring and serve as a pivot point for the steering. Worn struts can result in a vehicle that...
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Front of car bouncing
Hello, the easy way to test your status or shock is to go to the corner of the vehicle and give it a good bounce up and down. Once you stop bouncing it, it should only continue for one and...
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Car bouncing and wobbling
Movement from side-to-side could mean many things. Loose steering components are a common cause. Inner or outer tie rod ends that are loose will make the vehicle to wobble or shake. These need to be inspected regularly. If one were...
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When I drive mostly slow, but also when I'm going fast the front right tire has a bounce to it. New tire, what could it be?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Monte Carlo. If the problem did not start until you installed the tires then the tire is most likely bad and has a flat spot. I suggest taking it back to the...
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Truck is bouncing
Sounds like you might need to replace your shocks. Shock absorbers do exactly that, they absorb the shock of the road as you drive. They keep the vehicle from bouncing all over the road. When the shock absorbers go bad,...
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Front end bouncing while turning from a stop
Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 2003 BMW 745i. Many different faults can cause the vehicle to have bounce like this. The most common would be front struts, springs, tire balance, or a suspension arm. I recommend having...
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My car keep bouncing like crazy do I possibly need struts and how do I determine that?
Suspension parts wear out over time. A tell of struts failing is the bounce effect you said, if the vehicle bounces more in the front than the rear those struts are worn. This can be very unsafe condition. Struts do...
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I have installed new shocks in my Baleno but it still seems uncomfortable and my engine is so noisy
The engine could be noisy for many reasons, but the most common noise is when the engine mounts are worn out or broken. This causes the engine to vibrate the cradle in the engine compartment, making a noise. As...
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My car begins a bouncing sensation when braking at higher speeds
Any vibration felt only when the brakes are applied would typically be a brake pulsation. If the brake rotors are warped, you can feel a vibration in different forms depending on which rotors are the issue - front or rear....

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