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Old 09-26-2006, 06:21 PM   #21
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It took me about 30 minutes this afternoon to pull my shocks. My mounts are perfectly fine. No cracks or even any hint of instability in them. I have 2 new mounts on order, but I think I'm gonna pass on them this time around. With as easy as they are to remove, I'll just replace them if they become a problem later on.

After I unbolted the mounts from inside the trunk, both of the shocks dropped into the wheel welll!!! Both of my shocks offer ZERO resistance to motion!!! Hold them upside down and the shock will retract almost fully - LOL!!! And I also noticed that one of my shocks had a slight leak in the bladder that I had not noticed before. Although neither shock showed signs of leakage when on... But when off and fully extended, they both were wet up between the bladder and the main body.

I can't believe that something like this would happen at only 50k miles.
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Another example of where they got chinsey on the build quality no doubt. What brand of shock did you get? Thanks for the info
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Actually, I did get a much closer look (under better light) and can see a few small cracks in the bottom of one of the mounts. I'm going to go ahead and get the mounts that I have already ordered (instead of sending them back) and install the new ones, just to be on the safe side...

I purchased the shocks and mounts from Napa. I believe that they are Monroe AirMax shocks. $77 for the set of shocks and $26 per mount.
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Just wondering if this cured the problem?
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Yes. It is much MUCH better now that I have new shocks in the rear.
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