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floppy Top shock absorber mount

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by igaroot, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. igaroot

    igaroot New Registration

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    Passenger side shock absorber does not compress during normal driving. Top of shock absorber pushes up and then back down through the body / wheel well. Washer jingles and body amplifies the sound. My partner thinks the car is gonna explode. Yes, she is a woman.
    Is it as simple as a bad shock? Is there a mount on the underside of the body / wheel well that popped off?
     
  2. oigle

    oigle Senior Member

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    You can easily check. Remove the wheel and have a look at both ends of the shocker. Sounds like it has broken away at one end, possibly as a result of the shocker going "solid". Either way, you will probably need a new shock.
     
  3. Corned

    Corned Senior Member

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    It's a 210 after all, so rust could well be the villain here, if a mounting has broken free due to corrosion?
     
  4. brandwooddixon

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    Check that the top mount bodywork hasn't rusted through or been weakened by rust.
     
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    Are there top mount bearings on this model ?
     

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