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Q: Can you tell if a cars strut coil was completely compressed recently

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our mechanic said someone must have hit a huge pot hole or something because there is no dust between the coils of the strut. Is that possible?

A: Hi there. It is possible the strut may have...

Hi there. It is possible the strut may have been bottomed out and spring compressed until it was closed, but I doubt that this happened unless the front strut or the wheel got damaged in some way. I would say that a car wash or pressure washer cleaned it off of dust.

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