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Re: Passenger side rear
Is the car full of breeze blocks on one side?
OK, first thing to do is bounce on the corners of the car, if it clunks and then sinks you've probably got a sticky shock, you'll need to swap them as a pair, but Idon't see that occuring very often that high up, so get the back end up in the air, look at the springs and see if ones snapped, also check them to see if anything is wedged in them, if they are ok then you'll have to actually pull the springs out and measure them, I think thier unladen length should be 200mm but dont quote me, if they differ greatly then one is loosing strength, but there is another option, the thrust bushes (the rubber bit on each end of the spring) may have perished or become dislodged, not very common but it'll have to be replaced/reseated and tell her to stop jumping off every hump back bridge she sees.
Now the pictures below should help, also look at the condition of the swing arm bushes and check they are seated correctly. And the final place to look is the shock tower in the boot, compare the shape of each side and see if ones higher than the other.
Last edited by Smaky; 20-08-08 at 22:18.