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Q: Car bouncing and shaking

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My car bounces and the wheel shakes when I drive or stop.

A: It sounds like your struts are worn out. Th...

It sounds like your struts are worn out. The strut is designed to support the weight of the vehicle via the coil spring and serve as a pivot point for the steering. Worn struts can result in a vehicle that "bottoms out" or bounces. Worn struts can also cause the steering wheel to shake at highway speeds and while braking. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle's bounce and shaking issue and replace any struts if necessary.

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