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How to test shocks and struts

How to test if your shocks and/or struts are blow.


 


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Strut bearing replacement
Just bought a spring compressor to do this job. only special tool necessary here and pretty much the same method on all vehicles. The diagnosis of bad strut bearings can be done trough several symptoms observation : -while getting out of a curve difficulty for the steering to come back centered alone -difficulties to turn the steering wheel while parked -once all front end lifted, difficulty to turn manually the wheels both directions -noises from the hood sides compartment while cruising or running on a bump





Replacing struts
Struts can sometimes be a little scary. That is unless you have the right equipment. They are really pretty simple for the most part. However be sure to use a spring compressor. Here is an example on a Honda. Other vehicles will be basically the same





old strut vs. new strut
I changed the struts on my 2000 Maxima because one of them had completely failed. This was the good one which still had oil in it; the bad one made horrible scratching noises and clanked around.





Shocks & Struts - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Shock-Strut-Front/_/N-8oxxw In the first installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Shocks and Struts Series, Bruce Bonebrake provides an overview of shocks and struts, the differences between them, and how to tell when your shocks or struts need to be replaced. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This is probably one of the most popular questions that I get so I'm happy to bring you this one because I know it's going to save me some typing. I may have missed a couple of things but I believe I've covered the basics on this one so this video should give you more than enough to start with. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Strut and Shock Testing
This video shows how to inspect a strut to see if it needs replacing or not. This same test applies to the inspecting of shock absorbers as well.





Astra G - amortyzator przedni Delphi 99` vs KYB 11`
Porównanie starego amortyzatora Delphi z roku 99` z nowym Kayaba 11`. Delphi - używając niewiele siły amortyzator można wcisnąć, cofa się ale nie jest to prawidłowa praca. Kayaba - trzeba użyć naprawdę dużo siły aby wcisnąć, wysuwa się także szybciej niż stary delphi. Po wymianie przodu i tyłu auto wreszcie zachowuje się stabilnie i droga hamowania się skróciła ponieważ koła trzymają się drogi.





KYB explains how to test shocks and struts
A KYB representative tells MotorWeek's Pat Goss how to test to see if it is time to replace shocks and struts.





Bad Shocks
Bad Shocks from the ranger





Top Ten Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts
Worn shocks and struts affect your car's ability to stop safely and effectively. But if worn shocks and struts aren't as obvious as a flat tire, a blinking light or an empty fuel gauge, what are the signs you should look for?





Which is the Best Shock or Strut for My Vehicle?
With so many options to choose from, how do you know which shock or strut is the right choice for you? In this video the Gabriel® Answerman will introduce you to some of the most popular Gabriel shocks and struts and help you understand how to select the one that best meets your needs.





Car without rear shocks
Car without rear shocks





How does a Bilstein Shock Absorber work?
Ever wonder how a Bilstein works? In this classic video from our archives, Director of Marketing Kevin O'Keefe clearly explains the construction and performance advantages of our monotube design. Join us at http://www.facebook.com/bilsteinUS to stay up-to-date with our latest racing and product news!





How To Replace Struts In Your Car.
Emmy Award winning mechanic Scotty Kilmer shows how you can change out the suspension struts in your car. Scotty brings you 46 years of mechanic experience on the web. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&f eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don't miss them.





how to diagnose blown struts on your car.
ill show you how to test your suspension for a possible blown strut! how much fun..





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