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kevin9

Shock Absorbers

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I have a '99 with 92K on it and I was wondering if anyone out there has any idea how long the shocks/struts last on these cars? I'm thinking of going the 030 route when the time comes to replace them. At the moment I'm starting to feel a little sponginess when transitioning lanes on a cambered freeway. Could this mean that the suspension bushings are giving up the ghost as the car still corners and takes bumps as good as ever. Thanx in advance for any advice. :help:

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I have a '99 with 92K on it and I was wondering if anyone out there has any idea how long the shocks/struts last on these cars? I'm thinking of going the 030 route when the time comes to replace them. At the moment I'm starting to feel a little sponginess when transitioning lanes on a cambered freeway. Could this mean that the suspension bushings are giving up the ghost as the car still corners and takes bumps as good as ever. Thanx in advance for any advice. :help:

Hi Kevin,

Have you ever got a response?

Have the same question here....

All the best,

Gus

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Leakage would be one sign. The standard used to be that if you push down on each corner and it bounces more than once your shock was shot. Not sure if that works on our cars.

Shock do not absorb shocks, they dampen the springs or torsion bars that absorb the shock. So bobbing after a quick stop is a good (bad) sign. Same for excess body movement on bumpy roads.

With over 90k miles they would be a candidate for replacement even if there are some miles on the. But real answer is it depends on how hard you drive/have driven the car.

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