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Old 15 Oct 2008, 08:01 pm
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Default 2005 Honda Civic, do I need new shock absorbers?

The ride is not so smooth anymore; everything on the pavement is felt and when turning a bit faster then usual it feels funny, like the wheel are skipping or something. What could this be?My civic has only about 70,000 miles. Could the shocks be worn out already?
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 08:16 pm
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how many miles are on it? If it is more than 50,000, you should at least get your shocks checked.A certified mechanic will be able to tell you if they need to be replaced.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 08:31 pm
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It does sound like you need to replace your shocks. Whenever a shock starts to wear out it starts to skip. That's because your shock is starting to cavitate. Most likely you have a twin tube shock, which is crap any ways. Usually after a certain amount of time twin tube shocks start to wear. Try looking into some Bilsteins. Great technology and longer life.
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 08:46 pm
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To check the shock absorbers, get infront or at the back of the car push it up and down three or four times and let go, if the shocks are good it will stop moving as it reach the original position, if it bounce then it needs replacement. How is the tire? The rubber will stiffen as it gets older and will skipp instead of grabbing the pavement(four or five years old tire)
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Old 15 Oct 2008, 09:01 pm
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My 2000 Saturn SL has 225,000 miles. The original shocks (struts) are not one of the things on my high priority list. This last go around, i could no longer get my front end aligned. I offered my mechanic cash, but still no deal. So, i'm expecting tires to last for shorter periods now. The ride is fine, and it still gets 48 MPG on trips.My '88 Mazda 626 has 290,000 miles. The original shocks (struts) are not one of the high priority items on this car. The engine smokes, and the idle never settles anymore. And gas mileage has plummeted from 42 MPG to 37.My '84 Saab 900S has 212,000 miles. The original shocks (struts) are not one of the high priority items on this car. The engine seized, and it's not going anywhere until i get another one. It hasn't used much gas since i pushed it into my garage. I've also got to fix the brakes. The left front doesn't disengage after you use it. But the body is in awesome shape. And, it's the only body on frame car i've got, and i really want a car that can tow my boat.Cars are not an investment. Feel free to put money into your car for your comfort.
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your tires are worn out and check the pressure
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