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Q: Need new shocks

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The ABS Light came on and a message popped up saying Service Brake System. Later on, when I went to move the vehicle, it was jerking and another yellow warning light came on, but I am not sure which one it was. I don't think the vehicle can be driven.

A: Hi there. A common sign of a bad shock is f...

Hi there. A common sign of a bad shock is fluid leaking from the shock itself. A leaking shock Will deem the shock in need of replacement. An alternative way to diagnose a shock is to go over speed bumps. After going over speed bumps, the vehicle should bounce only one to two times. Bad shocks will cause a vehicle to bounce three or more times. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect for possible leaks on your vehicle and replace any damaged parts.

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