1996 Ford Thunderbird Struts/Shock Absorbers

Tiny
BIRDY1996
  • 1996 FORD THUNDERBIRD

Suspension problem
1996 Ford Thunderbird Two Wheel Drive Automatic 126k miles

My 1996 T-Bird needs struts. Are struts and shock absorbers the same thing? If I have both, I guess I would need to shoot the whole thing.

Just want to be informed once I decide to bring my car in for service.

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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 2:55 PM

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Tiny
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A strut combines the shocks and the springs together in one unit.

Shocks are used if you have like a leaf spring or coil springs suspension.

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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM

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