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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 Troubleshoot a Car that Nose Dives When Braking
Cars nose dive when the suspension is faulty. Inspect the car brake system, test the shocks and struts, and do a bounce test to diagnose the cause.
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.
5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
Car damage from potholes is common during the spring season. Check for tire bulges, suspension problems, and body damage if you drive over a pothole.
How to Check Suspension Ball Joints
Ball joints are a suspension component that is found...
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.
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...
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...
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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Hello I have a question.I have went to 2 different car shops for this problem.it seems my car may be leaning sometimes when I driv
The factory service manual specifies a "ride height" for your vehicle and measurement instructions, from frame to ground, to determine if the vehicle meets the specification. "Ride height" could be off if, say, the springs are weak and thus the...
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I hit a pole backing up at around 10 mph and now the wheel is pushed forward on my 2009 Pontiac G6
Hello. If the wheel is now pushed forward then something definitely got bent in there. Most of the time if it is bent forward or backwards it is because of a bent control arm. It can also be a bent...
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My car got hit on rear passenger side and when you reach 65 mph its like the back of car is hopping 2003 Nissan Altima
Hello. If this occurred right after being hit then you have an issue with the alignment being off. It is also possible that something was bent or got damaged but this type of inspection would be done prior to the...
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Suspension replacement
YourMechanic is a mobile service, for your convenience, so the mechanic can perform the required repairs right at your location. For strut installation, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's strut replacement service page. Follow a similar procedure for...
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My 2014 charge SE is slightly higher than normal (height), I want to bring it back to standard.
You can reduce the vehicle trim height by replacing the coil springs with aftermarket sets to bring the car down a bit. You will not be able to reach factory trim height with aftermarket wheels and tires as the suspension...
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I had 2 tires put on the front of the car and now on the passenger side I hear a popping or knocking sound coming from there, I al
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to tell what the issue is without doing some further testing. New tires can absolutely put added stress on already worn down components, or they can cause new issues if not...
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Heavy shaking that stops at high speeds
Considering the mileage on your car, there could be some worn out pieces in the front and rear suspension. The links that attach the wheels to the body of the car have rubber pivot points that eventually lose their elasticity...
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I'm planning on buying an 1987 dodge truck as a first vehicle but I'd like to know what are the first things I should replace?
Hello, thank you for writing in. 1987 truck's by Dodge were enjoyed for decades. The truck you are looking at is going to need components specific to the condition the truck is in. If you have not already, obtain a...
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My air suspesion bag is bunched up on driver rear side what might be wrong its normal on left side
Hello, thank you for writing in. If one side is sagging or lower than the others, the air bag in the suspension is not being filled up and regulated. This is typically due to a failed compressor, or an issue...
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I want bigger tires with stock suspension but dont know which is best.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Keep in mind suspension modification can wear your CV joints and other components prematurely. 285's are hard to make fit on your vehicle without getting excessive tire rubbing. Even with the modification to the...
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I have a 2006 impala and as of Wednesday i experienced my car wobbling what could be the cause of this?
Hi...I will help you with this. There are quite a few components in a vehicle's suspension and so it is hard to predict definitively what the cause is until the vehicle is inspected. If you want your vehicle's suspension inspected...
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Does this vehicle have shocks or struts 1997 Chevy Malibu
This vehicle will have struts in front and back suspension.
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Loose rattling noise from passenger front wheel?
The tie rod is supposed to move like that. If you only get noise on bumps then it is most likely cause by the struts and top strut mounts are loose and worn out.
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Indicators for servicing stabilitrak, traction control and reduced engine power occasionally comes on. Car drives noticeably diff
You would need to have the computer systems scanned to retrieve the stored codes to isolate the cause of your vehicle going into failsafe mode. You may have a speed sensor not sending a signal or a power train or...
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2004 E320 Mercedes Benz squeaky Noise occassionally from left wheel area when driving over a bump or just driving. 2004 Mercedes E320
Hi there - this noise could be from suspension link or bushing(control arm or sway bar), or from the spring seats. This is the sort of random noise that springs up after some years of service. Will probably require putting...
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When I drive a speeds of 25 to 35 the car shakes but if I drive speeds faster than 40 it doesn't shake.
Check the tires for any cupping on the tread. If the tread is cupping, then I recommend replacing the shock absorbers. Also, I recommend having all 4 tires checked for balance and make sure that they are good. A bent...
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whats the typical cost to replace a rear passenger bushing 2005 galant 4cyl.
There is more than one bushing at the wheel position you are inquiring about. The upper control arm has bushings as well as the lower control arm and the trailing arm assembly. In addition, the sway bar has bushings. The...
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I drove over a rock and it cracked the metal piece connected to my front axles.
First we must figure out which metal piece was damaged by the rock and then we can estimate the repair. From your description, this may be the steering gear which may also be referred to as the rack and pinion....
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I was in a car accident with my 2014 Chevy cruze and I was hit on the rear driver side. My drivers rear tire's rim has a small dent.
Hi there. The light came on for the wheel is spinning on a different path than the reluctor ring can pick up on the wheel speed sensor. The wheel could be bent and causing the wheel hub to be bent...
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Hello. My 2005 Dakota makes a loud thud about part of the time half way through braking and sometimes when accelerating.
Check your suspension on your front of the vehicle. It seems that the control arm bushings are worn or damaged and the bolts could be loose causing the suspension to move around when the vehicle is under a load. If...

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