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It is necessary that you get your vehicle aligned when doing any of the following: Any suspension work which might involve geometry (ie: bushings, ball joints, steering linkage, rack & pinion, etc.) Strut replacement Change of rims to different sizes (ie: non-standard, wider, taller, etc.) If the vehicle is pulling (see NOTE #1 below) to one side or ...


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My first suggestion was going to be the wheel bearing. It still might be one of the rear bearings. I had this problem with my '06 Pontiac and the wheel hub (including bearing) was surprisingly cheap and easy to replace. You should be able to inspect the rear bearings much the same way as the front bearings. My second suggestion would be the CV joints. The ...


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From my experience as a LR Defender owner (known for chassis rusting): Rust, once there, can spread. It will not go away. So if you just take it out on sunny days you will not be making it get any better. Sometime or other you will need to get to grips with this rust problem. From what can be seen in the pictures, the muffler seems OK. That's a good start, ...


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Diagnosis from the garage was relatively simple: Corrosion had meant that the cap holding the suspension spring didn't turn (and probably hasn't for some time) so steering has been twisting the spring until it finally failed. So it snapped right at the top, and when steering the loose end catching on the rest of the spring is what causes the clang.


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The information provided by DucatiKiller is excellent. I believe the biggest advantage is access, which makes wheel changes and maintenance arguably easier. This could also translate to pit-lane advantage in racing situations. Particular case - in the case with Ninja H2R - Having a single-sided swingarm allows the exhaust pipe to be mounted ...


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The only time springs usually go bad is if the shocks/struts are no longer functioning. If a vehicle has bad shock/struts and is allowed to bounce all over the place, the springs become worn out. If the shocks/struts are replaced when required, you should have no fear of the springs. You can always do an inspection of the springs. Reasons to replace them: ...


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Here are some points which you should look for in your suspension to determine whether you need to change them or not. 1. Bumpy Ride Drive the car on some rough roads, if you can feel all of the slightest bumps then unfortunately your coils are wearing out and you need to fix them. Also drive on a pothole in low speed, does your suspension does full ...



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