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What Is a Strut?
A strut, also known as a MacPherson strut, named after Earle MacPherson, the engineer who developed this type of suspension, looks like a big tube-style shock absorber and uses the upper part of the strut as a steering pivot, instead...
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Coil in car is weak
Hi there. I'm assuming you're talking about the coil spring. If your fender (or skirt) is rubbing against the tire due to suspension problems, the coil spring may be completely collapsed. Of course, many other failed components could cause this...
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Noise coming from the engine
The noise would need to be heard by a mechanic to determine if it is an engine noise, or ignition problem. The code P0455 is a generic code for a major emission vapor leak, and is most common to be...
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Can you tell if a cars strut coil was completely compressed recently
Hi there. It is possible the strut may have been bottomed out and spring compressed until it was closed, but I doubt that this happened unless the front strut or the wheel got damaged in some way. I would say...
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Loud pop and difficult steering from loose front spring. 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300
There is not much that can be done to prevent something like this. I would suggest possibly having the same mechanic look into potentially welding that cavity area closed in an effort to not allow water to sit in this area...
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While driving in town, heard thump and then squeaking
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes Benz E300. Check to see if you see any tilting of the vehicle to one side. You may also notice an abnormal amount of bouncing when driving the car. These are all...
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Front coil spring housing corroded and broke away
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300. This is also related to your other question regarding the coil springs. As explained, the perch is a structure that supports the coil springs. Often times, when one or...
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Front lower control arm bushings loose
Suspension parts wear over time. The style of your driving, as well as the condition of the local roads, can have a significant effect on the amount of time it takes to wear. The suspension is one big system; it...
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Coil spring tower detached from the frame and steering quit
Hello. I hate to say that this is a common problem, and there really is not alternative way of fixing it. When the top mount wears out, this will occur causing the steering to bind. The only way to fix...
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my coil spring is corroded and i want to buy the part but I can't identify the exact name of the part i know its a coil spring
You should get the new coil spring with the coil spring insulators. I would recommend replacing the front shocks and sway bar links with bushings at the same time.
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I'm changing my AE92 OEM Corolla shocks to a KYB Excel-G model. Do I keep the same coil springs?
For most people replacing their springs along with the struts is an issue of budget. Since you are already upgrading the shock portion of the strut, you will also see an improvement with new springs. I definitely suggest replacing the...
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Trouble installing front suspension stock springs
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air. There are some pretty good spring compressors on the market now, made from servicing modern struts. I really like the half circle style that comes with a few...
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I think my front driver side spring is broken.
First of all, if the coil spring is broken, the car will be sagging at the left front. I have worked on cars for over twenty years and have never seen a coil spring just snap, unless someone has attempted...
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VW Polo running on three cylinders?
This is possibly a sign of an intake air leak creating a lean fuel condition. When this happens, this causes an imbalance in the air/fuel mixture inside the cylinder causing the misfire, which can also cause the engine idle to...
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i attain a coil kit for my car and plugs what the purpose of a coil kit
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Ignition coils for your vehicle are designed to supply voltage to the spark plug. To check if the coil is working, simply unplug the coil when the engine is running. If the engine stumbles,...
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Is replacing rear coil springs easy?
Hi there - in general, this is NOT a recommended repair for the average do-it-yourselfer. Replacing a coil spring, while relatively straightforward mechanically, requires raising and supporting the vehicle safely approximately 2-3 feet off the ground. With the axle securely...
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Shock absorbers
Gas charged struts and shocks will extend by themselves and hold extended pressure as long as the strut or shock is good and holding pressure. You should be able to push in the shock or strut with some applied pressure....

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