The car feels bumpy  on the hard roads

Tiny
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  • 2013 SUZUKI WAGON
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  • 20,000 MILES
Hello,
I have Maruthi Eritga 2013 car. We changed the shock absorbers for the rear one both left and right with new one but that does not make much difference, now we also feel the front feel bumpier than the rear one now. Car is having all 4 new tires and pressure set to 30 it's a nitrogen. Wheel alignment is also checked. Please let me know if there is something to change/check. And the rear shock absorbers are changed with Monroe shock absorbers.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 8:04 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

When you replace only the rear, often times it makes the front feel worse or bad. Were they ever replaced?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-shock-absorber

Let me know.

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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

No the front shock absorbers were never replaced. It came with the manufacturer during the time of purchase in 2013. However car ran only close to 20,000 miles. So replacing the front shock absorbers fix this issue? Or is there anything to check beneath the car body?

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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Based on your description, it sounds like the front shocks, but not being there makes it difficult for me to determine. If you bounce the front of the vehicle, does the bouncing stop within 3 bounces when you stop?

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the front bouncing stops with in 3 seconds.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Does it stop within 3 bounces?

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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Yes it does.
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 5:11 PM
Tiny
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Then the shocks are still okay. I do have one more question. Has the shop checked the steering components? Things such as ball joints, tie rods, and so on can make it feel loose.

Also, is there any noise associated with the issue?

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Joe
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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Not sure about it. I will ask them to check. Does it require disassembly?
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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And one more thing; the rear shock absorbers are replaced with monroe shock absorbers. The front shock absorbers are directly from OEM. Will that make difference with brands?
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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The culprit is shock absorbers itself. Shocks became hard. Mechanic replaced whole front suspension system. Car is running smoothly now.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 AT 10:51 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

Was it the new shocks or the front original ones on the front? Regardless, I'm glad to hear it's fixed. Please feel free to come back anytime in the future if you have questions.

Take care of yourself,

Joe
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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Sure thanks. Yes, those are replaced with brand new one with Monroe brand. Honestly outside they name it as oem brand Suzuki but inside on the shock absorber it mentioned as Monroe. So technically even the old OEM shock absorber is from Monroe.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 AT 7:16 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Yep, the manufacturers have large companies simply put their name on the part. It doesn't surprise me they were Monroe. They are very common.

You take care of yourself and come back anytime.

Joe
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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 AT 7:20 PM

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