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The shock absorbers are an important part of the suspension system of your car. They absorb the uneven shocks and disturbances experienced by the car on the roads. It must be properly maintained from going bad prematurely and to avoid problems like steering wheel vibrations, uneven tire wear, and fluid leaks while driving the car. In order to get a detailed picture of the symptoms of a bad shock absorber, go through the following s. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Know the Symptoms of a Bad Shock Absorber


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Know the Symptoms of a Bad Shock Absorber
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The shock absorbers absorb the shock that is
experienced by the vehicle as the tires are
moving on the road.
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In other words, the shock absorbers are hydraulic
pumps like devices that help to control the
impact and rebound movement of your car's springs
and suspension.
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They ensure that the tires remain in contact
with the road surface at all times and provides
the safest control and braking response from your
car.
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Generally, the shock absorbers last for a long
period of time, but there is no guarantee that it
won't malfunction.
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When the shock absorber eventually does go bad,
the car comes up with a series of symptoms of
which some are listed below.
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Steering wheel vibrations
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There are numerous components and parts that are
inside a shock absorber, such as the piston seals
and valves.
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When these parts get worn out, fluid will come
out of the valves or seals rather than maintain a
steady flow.
10
This results in vibrations which will become more
intense if you drive over a pothole, rocky
terrain, or a bump.
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Uneven tire wear
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Shock absorbers help in keeping your tires even
and aligned on the road and there are bad shock
absorbers, then your tires will wear unevenly.
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Generally, the tires wear unevenly as you drive
on them because there are different areas of each
tire touching the road.
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This will only make your driving experience more
inconvenient and it will create a bouncing
experience.
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Swerving
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The car might starts swerving when the driver
applies the brakes for slowing down, due to a bad
shock absorber.
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The main reason for this is that all the
vehicles weight pulls in the opposite direction
in which the steering wheel is being turned.
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Leaky fluid
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There are seals inside the shock absorber which
keeps the suspension fluid contained.
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When these seals get worn out, the suspension
fluid will leak out onto the body of the shock
absorber and is visible on the road.
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If such leaks go unnoticed, then your vehicle
will eventually malfunction after enough fluid
leaks from the shock absorber.
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Slow braking
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A very noticeable symptom of a bad shock absorber
is slow braking.
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This is when you apply foot pressure to the brake
pedal and then the braking system takes a few
seconds or more to respond.
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This is a clear indication that your shock
absorber has gone bad and the problem needs to be
addressed immediately.
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