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Old 11-21-2015, 04:36 PM   #11
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I had a squeak develop after a few days of owning mine. I used to be an auto mechanic doing front end work and swore it was the struts. Took it in because it was under warranty and turns out the e-brake cable was notorious for rubbing on the frame and squeaking. The greased the hell out of it and it hasn't made a noise since. I'm willing to bet it was the same with yours and they just lathered it up with grease and blamed it on tires. Did it sound like a rusty bed spring before you took it in?

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Old 11-21-2015, 09:32 PM   #12
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For struts there easy to do you need a spring compressor or you can by loaded ones. These are complete units 3 bolts on top and 2 on the lower and 1 bolt for the sway bar end link,And (one to discount the abs wire I think). I was told the front struts aren't bad unless leaking fluid. Rear shocks I think you are describing with the lane jumping and handling issue.
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Never squeaked and still doesn't just a little rattle and hits hard when i go over tiny bumps doesn't bounce more than twice but they are big, sways really bad, the rear feels like it will almost jump into the next lane, but smooth roads it drives great funny how the tire noise is completely gone,
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Good description of driving with shot struts/shocks.

"Doesn't bounce more than twice" is enough right there, shouldn't bounce at all.
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