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How to Diagnose Problems With Your Suspension System
Many car owners become aware that it is time to investigate their vehicle's suspension components when their car starts to behave abnormally. This can include such times...
The Guide to Legal Car Modifications for All States
Vehicle modifications can take many forms, from simple modifications such as light window tinting to under-vehicle LED lighting to the more complex frame and suspension...
5 Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment
Vehicle pull, loose steering, abnormal tire wear, and an off-center or not returning to center steering wheel are all signs you need an alignment.
How to Check Suspension Ball Joints
Ball joints are a suspension component that is found on virtually all vehicles. Ball joints are flexible joints that allow components of the suspension to move up and down, as...
How to Replace Your Car's Drag Link
Drag links are an important part of your cars steering and suspension systems. Common signs of failure include loose steering and uneven tire wear.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Stabilizer Stop
Common signs include the vehicle shaking when driving, steering feeling loose, and choppy steering while driving.
How to Replace Struts
Whether you have an extremely rough ride in your car, or the ride feels like you are floating on a cloud, you may need new struts. The suspension struts...
How Long Do Stabilizer Bar Links Last?
The stabilizer bar on your car is designed to provide stiffness and rigidity for the body, particularly when going around curves. This helps to keep all four wheels firmly on the...
How Long Do Stabilizer Bar Bushings Last?
A stabilizer bar is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a metal bar that helps to stabilize your car. It plays a significant role in handling, particularly around sharp turns....
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...
How to Check a Front End Assembly
If you have worn out components on your front end assembly, it can cause a number of issues with your car. Depending on the vehicle, your front end...
How to Install Air Ride Suspension
Air ride suspension systems help balance and weight and can give a softer ride. Air systems contain a height sensor, an air bag and air strut.
How to Lower a Vehicle’s Suspension
One of the most popular car modifications done today is lowering a vehicle’s suspension. A vehicle’s suspension is usually lowered to increase the visual appeal of a vehicle...
How to Buy Sport Shocks
Shock absorbers help lessen the bumps you encounter while driving down the road. They do this by absorbing some of the energy created by driving across a rough patch of...
How to Change a Sway Bar Link
Sway bar links connect the sway bar to the suspension and chassis. Though sway bar links vary in design, the steps for replacing them are similar.
How to Replace an Air Suspension Dryer Assembly
The air suspension dryer assembly keeps air in the suspension system dry to prevent rust. Sagging or bounciness while driving are signs of failure.
How to Replace a Ride Height Control Module
A bumpy ride, uneven ride height, or the illumination of the Air Ride Suspension Light may mean that the ride control module is faulty.
How to Replace an Air Spring
Air suspension systems have air springs that fail when the air compressor is always running and there excessive bouncing or even bottoming out.
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.
How to Lube Your Car's Steering and Suspension Parts
Your steering and suspension components are important for a stable car. By lubricating your tire rod ends and ball joints you will have a smooth ride.

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Front tire sitting at angle - 1966 Ford Mustang
Hey there. You may have bent the spindle and control arms. The ball joints are in the control arms and will be part of any new ones that are installed. If looking at the tire you notice the top is...
Axle Bent and Cost
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I hit an animal recently, it cracked my bumper. Is it any way related to suspension damage?
An impact from hitting the animal can do damage that's not obvious at first. Damage can occur to the frame, mess up your alignment, and a variety of other issues. You will want to examine the area that was hit....
Oil and suspension
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I am concerned about the diagnosis you have received, being your vehicle has only 52,000 miles. Another inspection is recommended. With oil leaks, sometimes, steam cleaning the engine first would help identify...
Clunk in front end.
Hey there. There are several possible causes for a clunk in the front end. It could be a ball joint, stabilizer bar, steering linkage, or any number of other possible causes. Differential fluid being low is also a possible cause,...
What does it mean when your car creaks when you go over things like speed bumps?
This is oftentimes related to worn out bushings in various suspension components. Control arm bushings are an important part of vehicle suspension systems. Bushings are made of rubber, which separates the faces of two objects while allowing a certain amount...
Right rear end thump sound when going over bumps,potholes,etc
Hello. A thump sound from the right rear of the vehicle is usually the result of a worn or damaged suspension component. If all of the links and bushings look good and are tight, then it may be possible that...
Front CV drive shaft
Hello. The most important sign is when you drive there isn't any vibration. If the source of your question is due to a vibration and you suspect the drive shaft, the best way to check it is to put the...
I can't drive at high speeds without the car shaking
Hi there. Your vehicle shaking over 60 km could be caused by several things. The possibilities include: tire separation and/or balance issues, bad shocks, bad springs, and possible driveline issues (u-joints, etc.). Securing the ramp/tailgate may be in order until...
Knocking from the axle or wheel hub, but no play!
Hello. You have done a great job with the diagnosis this far. Is it coming from the front or the back? Does it get worse going over bumps? From here you should attempt to play around with the suspension some...
Front end shakes - 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
She may be correct. However, you may want to inspect all of the parts your spoke of and ensure there are no torn boots or grommets. If there are, have them replaced. If not, no need and have a front...
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...
Rattling noise from front left during left turns or while going over bumps.
Hello. A rattling noise during turns can be caused by many things. If you suspect the noise sounds like a pebble rattle it may be possible that there is one stuck somewhere, perhaps in between the vehicle's wheel well covers,...
The rear passenger side wheel is pointing inwards it was checked out by a mechanic and they only said its the control arm
The mechanic may be right, but sometimes the terminology gets a little hazy on the Mercedes. That rear suspension has 5 links on each rear wheel, damage to any of them can cause the wheel to point in the wrong...
Pontiac Grand Prix shaking at 30 mph
If there is a broken piece on the rim it will cause the rim to be out of balance and shake when the car picks up speed. I would definitely get the rim fixed and re-balance and see if that...
Can i use a irs diff for a ifs?
Hello. You can do this, but it will be difficult and it will not work as well as what is on the front now. The articulation of the rear suspension will not work as good as the front and you...
Strange clunking/knocking noise coming from the front of the driver's side.
The tire wear represents misalignment, notably too much negative camber if the wear is on the inside edge of the tire. Such wear can be caused by worn ball joint but that would have to be evaluated. There are on...
Popping noise at low speed turns
Hi. This is a tricky one. In my experience, I have seen lower control arms cause this problem. The lower control arms have rubber bushings in them and sometimes those rubber bushings crack or become dry rotten and causing a...
2011 Nissan Sentra pulled to left we took it in shop they replaced left front bearing and aligned it.. 5 days later it still pull
Hi there. A pull to the left can be caused by a few different things: tires and bent/broken suspension components, brake calipers sticking, and/or wheel bearings. I would have to have to know a few things like was the bearing...
Bad ball joints and wheel bearings
Depending on the severity of this, you should be fine making the drive. Generally, when either the ball joints or wheel bearings catastrophically fail, there is ample warning and plenty of symptoms ahead of time. I would agree with what...

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