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comment Shocks and dampers - what can I do to prolong their life through home maintenance?
It sounds like the shocks are having some lateral pressure applied to them causing the seals to break or warp allow leakage of the fluid in the shocks. I would look at the control arms & linkages on the wheel arm to see if there is any 'give' there which would cause the arm to shift and when you hit a bump that would put pressure on the shock in a non-inline axis
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answered Maintenance on used car with unknown history
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comment Do I Need to Compress the Springs to Install Strut Tower Braces?
@eidylon yes, as long as you tighten the bolts down youth torque spec you will be fine
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answered Do I Need to Compress the Springs to Install Strut Tower Braces?
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answered How do I apply dielectric grease to my battery?
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revised What things should I look for when inspecting a used vehicle?
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comment What things should I look for when inspecting a used vehicle?
@EricPetroelje I've updated my answer with some rough guidelines to slim down the choices before getting a mechanic.
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answered What things should I look for when inspecting a used vehicle?
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accepted how can I quiet a 'chirping' ventilation fan motor blade?
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answered What's the point of the D3 gear in an automatic transmission?
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answered Reverse difficult to engage with manual transmission
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answered Should I resurface or replace my rotors everytime I replace brake pads?
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answered Is there a general fix or product I can buy to silence a squeaky belt?
Mar
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comment At what mileage should I replace the timing belt in a 2003 Honda Accord EX V6
@dave theiben it needs to be emphasized, if you have an interference (or 'no clearance') engine if will be VERY EXPENSIVE if the timing belt slips/breaks and there is contact inside the engine
Mar
7
asked How do I silence squeaky springs on a 2006 VW Golf?