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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.
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.
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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Springs Settling 2012 VW Jetta
Hello, by simply raising, then lowering the car, the wheel position changed slightly - giving it the look you mention. This is because the angle of the tire changes when it is raised, and the outside edge of the tire...
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Something banged underneath
A knocking or banging sound like that you are describing is probably due to a suspension fault (like a loose strut or bad ball joint) or perhaps a poorly suspended exhaust system is banging on the car frame body when...
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What's the thing call that connects your wheel to the putter tie ride and to the upper and lower ball joints
The part you are referring to is called the spindle. It connects the upper and lower control arms and connecting to the steering tie rod end. The brake caliper attaches to it also.
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How much money am i looking at spending?
The good news is, as long as there is no damage to the frame (or sub-frame) of your car, or the mounting stubs for the strut, control arms and so forth, what you are describing typically requires fairly mundane repairs....
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When accelerating from stop, rear end hops.
Hi there. Check the suspension and shocks on the rear of the vehicle. If the suspension is loose or the shocks are worn, then the axle will move around or bounce and keep the tires from being in contact with...
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Hit the curb and front wheel (right side) completely misaligned 2006 BMW 325i
Hello - based on the description of your accident, yes, the repair list makes sense. As to replacing both front rims, there may additional damage to the 2nd rim - ask them to explain. Otherwise, the repair list makes sense,...
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Car vibrating & making alot of noise while driving. 1996 Toyota Corolla
Hi there - I think you have unrepaired damaged still. The vibration you feel through the steering wheel is an out-of-balance tire, bent wheel, or tire that is separating. It is also possible the vibration/noise is coming from the passenger-side...
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Banging sound at slow speed at left rear wheel well area
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle and check all of the suspension, sway bar, ball joints, and the shock absorbers. Makes sure that everything is tight. If everything is tight, lower the vehicle and do a bounce test on the...
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I need to replace the lower control arm on the driver side. Should I replace the passenger side as well?
Good question...generally, the decision rule when it comes to car parts, is "test, diagnose, measure and confirm" before you needlessly spend money replacing a part that might very well be perfectly good. That advice though does NOT apply to wear-out...
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New rotors
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the brakes were recently serviced I would start by looking at the components that were changed. Incorrect or low quality rotors can both cause the...
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Front end after ditch
Hi Paula...what you are describing is not unusual and is readily repaired excepting under one circumstance and that is if the collision caused any damage to the sub-frame and/or the mounting bosses that hold the control arms. All other parts...
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Noise from front left wheel and more
Hi there - you have a serious problem here, with certain safety issues! It sounds like part of your suspension (ball joint or control arm) has worn out or collapsed on that side of the car. I would recommend a...
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Struck curb in the snow 1999 Honda Civic
Hello - unless you mentioned this incident, and the impact to that wheel or tire, the technician, may not have given the suspension on that corner of the car adequate inspection. If you did not mention this, I would go...
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Can you do a front end alignment? 2005 Chrysler Sebring
Hi there - it sounds like you have damaged a tire or the wheel itself, and perhaps bent one of the suspension links with this impact. I would recommend a suspension inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one...
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i was told i need new rear struta because on a bad seal. The guy showed me a liquid substance on the rod in the middle of strut
Struts, and shock absorbers, are hydraulically operated devices and so, yes, absolutely they are fluid filled. Struts do have a finite lifetime because the internal parts do wear and the oil can eventually leak out past the piston seal. If...
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Soft drive feel is not there. I can feel the road 2006 Lexus GS300
Hi there - the GS300 comes with a multi-mode suspension - "Sport mode", which has a stiffer ride with less body roll for "spirited" driving, and "Normal mode" - which is more accommodating over bumps and irregularities. I suspect your...
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How often should I lubricate suspension? I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The published maintenance schedule for your vehicle only lists an inspection recommendation for the front suspension and that would be every 6,000 miles. There is no reference to lubricating ball joints or tie rod ends, on the maintenance schedule, presumably...
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Underneath truck
A strategy is to have a "knowledgeable" assistant with you so that he or she can be outside the vehicle right at the site of the suspected noise when you get in. If that person listens very carefully, he or...
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A bad knocking noise on my left front wheel especially when driving on a bumpy road or when turning either left of right. 2008 VW Golf
Hi there - the suspension noise you describe could be either a broken front strut, or strut bearing plate. You are likely also experiencing a bit of loose motion in the steering as well. I would recommend a suspension inspection...
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Sound coming from front side left side tire when there are bumps 2010 Toyota RAV4
Hi there - depending on whether the noise is more of a "clunk", or a creaking sound, several different steering or suspension components may be involved in this problem. Clunking noises could be worn struts, ball joints or tie rod...

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