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Q: Shock absorbers

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When the shocks is removed from the coil spring should it full come out at stay out with some pressure

My car has 845000 miles.

Gas charged struts and shocks will extend by themselves and hold extended pressure as long as the strut or shock is good and holding pressure. You should be able to push in the shock or strut with some applied pressure. If the strut or shock was bad then it would not extend on its own.

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