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How to Buy Good Quality Suspension Springs
Coil springs, also known as suspension springs, are the part of your vehicle that helps cut down on the excessive up and down movement when you are driving. These springs support the...
What Are the Dangers of Driving a Vehicle With a Broken Suspension?
Every car, truck, and SUV has a suspension, the collection of parts that holds the car off the ground, cushions passengers and cargo from bumps, and allows the vehicle to turn. The suspension includes...
What Are the Dangers of Lowering My Car?
It has become fairly common for car owners to modify their cars’ suspensions to make their car ride lower. Usually aesthetics are one of the most important reasons for reducing ride height — many...
How to Install Aftermarket Springs
Switching out your stock springs for aftermarket springs can have a huge impact on your car. Whether you’re going for a sporty feeling, or even just a different look by...
What Are Leaf Springs?
A leaf spring is a component of some vehicles’ suspension systems. Specifically, a leaf spring is composed of several (or occasionally just one) thin strips of metal, called leaves, arranged on top of each...
How to Buy Good Quality Struts
Vehicle struts serve a number of different purposes, including adding control to extreme handling conditions such as sudden turning and braking. They also serve to provide a level of comfort to passengers in...
What Advantages Do Aftermarket Suspension Components Offer?
Most modern cars’ and trucks’ suspensions are carefully designed to ensure adequate performance under a variety of conditions. Still, every suspension represents numerous compromises, as manufacturers must design their cars for a...
How to Replace a Throttle Return Spring
Replacing a failing throttle return spring is essential to keep driving safely. It requires needle nose pliers and some hand work.
How to Replace Suspension Springs
Replacing suspension springs can be challenging, as involves making sure all power from the car is disconnected and that the proper tools are used.

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Is It Safe To Drive a Vehicle With Broken Suspension?
Driving a vehicle with a broken suspension is like walking with a bad knee or broken leg. The support is gone, the weight is shifted and your stability is compromised. This condition can cause the vehicle to sway or instability...
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Car door not shutting
Hello. It sounds like your door stay has come apart, and is not allowing the door to close. The only repair is to replace the door hinge that has the door stay built into it. Servicing a door that will...
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Cabin air filters on a 2010 Altima
Most of them actually do come with some kind of the tray. Maybe yours is lost and you need to get another one. But they do generally have arrows this side up or air flow downwards that show you which...
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At 55 mph, car's front end started shaking
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300. This is also related to your question above regarding the coil springs. As he explained, the perch is a structure that supports the coil springs. Often times, when one or the...
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Gear shift lever stuck in Park
This is a very common problem for your type of vehicle. Oftentimes, there is a component in the shifter mechanism that fails, and causes the shifter to be unable to come out of park. The repair for this is to...
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ABS ON after 18MPH
The light comes on after 18mph since this is the speed where the ABS will start to work on your car. The light is coming on due to one or more wheel speed sensors are not sending a signal to...
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Engine misfiring - 1996 BMW 750iL
Your BMW should have OBD II diagnostics (based on your model year), and this fault should illuminate the "Check Engine" light on the dash. Have a professional mechanic like a certified technician from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle for wiring issues...
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Does my 02 civic have shocks or struts or both?
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Honda Civic. Your car has struts all the way around. There are pros and cons to lowering your vehicle. Make sure that you consider everything before moving forward with this modification!...
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How much would it cost to convert a 98' range rover from air suspension to spring suspension?
The cost of conversion varies depending in part on where you purchase the conversion kit from. I suggest finding a kit with all the components needed rather than piecing it together. Cost will also vary depending on the quality of...
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Rusted spring perches in front suspension are falling apart
Hello. When rust like this occurs, the only way to repair it is to take the vehicle to a frame fabricator, or by having the frame replaced. In certain climates this will occur if the frame is not protected with...
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Car noise, dashboard warnings on
One guess is that the problem could be a faulty wheel bearing(s). Bad wheel bearings often result in a rotational growling noise. The wheel bearing is integral to the hub assembly on your vehicle, which also houses the reluctor ring...
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Alignment
Hello. You only need to change the parts that are actually loose. If the ball joint is loose then it needs to be replaced. If the lower control arm has worn out or missing bushings then those should be replaced....
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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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Can I replace suspension springs to soften ride?
Hi, thanks for writing in. You may want to check into the different Sena-Trac rear shocks for the vehicle. The shocks may soften the ride. These vehicles are known for a harsh ride and these shocks may help. If you...
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What would cause a front coil spring to come out of its seat?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Ram 1500. Spring removal is not needed to change tie rods. It's possible the spring is broken, or the upper spring seat/cup may have broken off the chassis due to rust or...
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Rear suspension
Hello. You cannot use these springs on your car. You may need to talk to the company that sells the mobility lift to see if they have a solution for you since it is very common to have these lifts...
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2004 Ford Explorer unstable at 65-80 mph
First thing you'd want to do is change the shocks and struts on it. When they are worn, and the wind blows, it's going to go to go all over the place. It's going to start moving too far to...
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went over a speed bump now have a scraping/grinding noise under the bed when driving
It sounds like one of your leaf spring shackles has broken. It is very common for them to get rusty and break. The noise you are hearing is probably the shackle running on the underside of the bed. Go...
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Squealing at lower speeds
Hello. If the noise is related to the vehicle going over bumps or imperfections in the road then it is in the suspension. If it occurs when the vehicle is moving then it is something else. If that is the...
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Found misfire on all cylinders by code reader. I checked vacuum and it was low at 14 hg. I checked compression 160 to 180 except no. 3 cylinder 180 to 270.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. When it comes to a misfire, first check for spark and make sure that the spark plugs are functioning correctly. Then check the fuel injectors and make sure that they are not plugged...

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