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How Important Are the Rear Shocks / Struts

When people talk about changing the shocks or struts, it's usually the front ones due to comfort, handling and safety reasons. But what about the rear ones? How much of a problem are worn out rear ...
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How Fast Should a Depressed Strut Piston Return?

I just changed the struts on my car, and was curious how fast a strut piston should return after being depressed. In my case the old ones didn't have any return at all almost ( after a few minutes ...
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Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?

My girlfriend is having a heck of a vexing time with navigating her options for getting the rear struts on her 99 camry replaced. One major chain auto repair store quoted $580-$600 for the job. ...
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What to Check When Replacing Struts

I'm going to replace the front struts on my 98 Mazda 626 and was wondering if there are other components which should be checked / replaced at the same time, i.e. that if the struts are shot there is ...
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My Ride is Still Very Bouncy after Changing the Struts and Strut Mounts

I just changed the front struts and strut mounts on my 98 Mazda 626. The old ones were completely shot. While I noticed an improvement in the ride, it wasn't nearly as much as I expected, and quite ...
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Consequences of failing to replace bad struts and sway bar bushings

My car is kind of a beater and I don't want to pour money into it. Apart from a bumpy ride, is anything really bad going to happen if I don't replace these parts? For example, will this put a ...
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When must I repair or replace a strut?

My mechanic says the right front strut of my Tacoma pickup truck is leaking oil. Q: What do I need to consider if I postpone repairs until I save the money? Q: What are tell-tell signs that I need to ...
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What do they call the link to the strut assembly?

In this video, "What are Shocks? What are Struts? Which Does Your Car or Truck Use?" the narrator says, "when I was replace this whole strut assembly I knew that I was going to replace ...
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