Shock and Strut Inspection
Car Shock Cutaway Troubleshooting Procedure Checking Front or Rear Strut Failure - Struts are created with hydraulic dampening valves that can fail causing a clicking or popping noise. If strut oil is leaking the shaft seal has failed and will cause a rattle or clicking noise. To test for this condition disassemble strut assembly and check for excessive strut movement, if strut is easily moved (low resistance) replacement is needed. A spring compressor is required for disassembly.
Front Strut Leakage Checking Front or Rear Shock Failure - Shocks are created with hydraulic dampening valves much like struts. To test for this condition inspect shock assembly and check for leakage, if shock is easily moved (low resistance) replacement is needed.
Rear Shock Leaking