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Re: Bouncing Front Wheel
I'd say a blown strut insert is a safe bet. The strut inserts take the
place of the separate shock absorbers or dampers on non MacPherson strut
suspensions. You need to get both front strut inserts replaced.
>Lately I've notice a problem with the right front wheel on my '88 5KS.
>Whenever the wheel rolls over sharp or rippled bumps, it feels as if there
>is a basketball in place of my wheel. In other words, in stead of just
>absorbing the bump, it bounces up and down at a high frequency. This is
>especially interesting when there is a bump in a curve. Talk about
>Anyway, when looking in the wheel well I noticed wetness (fluid?) coming
>down from the top of the strut. Could I have blown a seal, leaving me with
>no damping? Can this be fixed by just replacing the strut?
>Any advice would be appretiated. Please include the most minor of details
>as I am far from being an auto suspension expert.
>Gary - NYC
San Jose, California
'87 560 SL