how do i know if my shocks is bad

Asked by Mar 25, 2017 at 10:01 PM about the Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Try bouncing the car by pushing down on a fender as hard as you can. The car should not bounce more than once or maybe twice. If it bounces several times the shocks are worn out. If the shocks are leaking oil they are bad.

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try pushing the car down hard 4-5 times the area above the shock. on the 5th push the car should go down come up and settle. do this over all the shocks. If the car keeps bouncing after you have released after the 5 times. this means that shock is weak. which will cause poor steeing, and bottoming out.

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and if the shocks are over 100K and you want to keep the vehicle, I would tend to replace them, if not worn out they are close.

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