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Q: Broken rear-end shock mounting bracket

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The mounting bracket for the shock on the driver side rear-end broke off the rear-end and the shock is currently hanging down from the frame. Is it safe to drive if I tie it up to the rear-end till I get home and fix it

My car has 291000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The rear end will bounce more than what you are use to when the shock worked. You will need to have the bracket welded back on to the rear as soon as possible.

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