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How to Replace a Suspension Air Bag
Air ride suspension systems use air bags to support the weight of trucks, SUVs, and large sedans. Suspension air bags may wear out by 100,000 miles.
How to Troubleshoot a Car Pulling to One Side
If your car pulls to the left or leans to one side, check that your tires are all the same size, suspension parts are even, and if springs are bent.
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 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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The back of my car seems unstable when driving on uneven roads.
You should have the vehicles suspension system inspected. Often, a broken trailing or control arm in the rear may render the vehicle unstable at higher speeds. Also look into rear shocks and stabilizer links. Consider hiring an experienced technician like...
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Steering becoming hard in few days even after alignment.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of steering or suspension issues. If the toe adjustment keeps falling out of specification then it may be possible that one or more of...
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Front end problems and I am a basic car mechanic. I do the easy work. I worked at a Toyota Dealership for a few years and never encountered this problem.
Hi there. Sounds like that the CV shaft is failing on that side of the vehicle. The outer bearing in the CV shaft is what you are hearing for the clicking sound. The bearing is probably dry and needs replaced....
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Tilting jeep in each direction.
The vehicle will seem to shift as the engine torque output changes with the different gears. Badly worn shock or weak suspension springs or sway bar links may cause a little extra movement and you may notice the vehicle will...
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When driving my car and i am going about 35 or higher in speed my car sways back and forth in the back end.
This is a common concern caused by a broken sway bar or trailing arms in the rear of the vehicle. This is most definitely a safety issue as you may lose control of the vehicle in bad weather or at...
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Noise on the left front bottom of my truck like metal on metal sound. The truck don't lose no horse power.
Hi there. Check the suspension to see if anything has broken. Also, if the noise only occurs when going over bumps, then the suspension bushings could be dry and hard causing a loud rubbing noise. If the suspension is tight,...
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Lower Control Arm bushing
After viewing the pictures you supplied and viewing many different manufacturers of the lower control arms I do not thing the bushing is installed all the way in your control arm. I recommend you go online and print one or...
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Creeking sound from the front side of my vehicle on rough roads
Hello. Your issue is likely related to the suspension or an issue with the wheel. There are a lot of components related to these systems, and you will need to perform several tests in order to pinpoint the location of...
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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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My car goes through tires.
This is a common concern on vehicle with worn or broken trailing arm bushings or trailing arms of the rear suspension but is not limited to these components. The area must be looked over by a professional and the vehicle...
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Banging and jerking
Control arm bushings are a common failure on your car, so I doubt that the mechanic sold you something you didn't need, but it may not be all the trouble that you have. There are a number of suspension links...
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will a 2002 Lincoln ls wheel bearing and wheel hub and sway bar fit a 2000 Lincoln ls?
The vehicles are only a couple of years apart, the bodes are similar and the engine choices are the same so they probably still share many components. You can do a search for parts between the two vehicles to see...
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The back tires keep wearing out, so is it the back struts I have to replace?
If the rear of the vehicle seems unstable going over bumps and the tires have a lumpy wear pattern on them, it is likely the rear shock absorbers have a problem. You should have a technician inspect the function of...
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If there is no noise coming from front end but it fails inspection, any idea on what could be wrong?
The person doing the inspection may have found a part that is very badly worn like a wheel bearing or very loose steering tie rod. The problem should have been described a lot better so you could get an estimate...
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Car feels like it's floating
Hello, this is a serious issue, if something like that has change with your vehicle. The vehicle’s front suspension need to be inspected as soon as possible. I would seriously think about not driving till then. If you'd like, a...
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Will removal of sway bar cause my truck to lean even when parked to one side? 1997 GMC Jimmy
Hello - no, a broken sway bar won't cause a tilt to either side just sitting there - only while turning. Your problem sounds like one of the driver-side springs, probably the front, has weakened. This causes the tilt you...
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Creaking noise from front end over bumps 2006 Ford F150
Hi - the suspension noise your hear could be worn shock absorbers, dry control arm bushings, or dry sway bar bushings or links. It is also possible that the rubber pads between the front springs and chassis or suspension mounts...
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Taking my sway bar out.
On the 2004 Ion you have to remove the rear transaxle mount and the steering gear. Then, once all links and brackets holding the bar to the body and suspension are removed you have to lift and rotate the stabilizer...
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My car feels like the tires aren't really gripping the pavement
Hello. You are likely experiencing a suspension failure of some type. The steering and suspension components are very closely related. These will interact and effect each other greatly. Due to your symptoms including excess bounce, you should start by looking...
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What would cause a creak/pop/snap type sound when turning the steering wheel at sharp turns?
Hello Kate. When dealing with power steering concerns always start by simply checking the level of power steering fluid. If it is not burned, low, or a bad color your issue is likely related to the suspension. The steering and...

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