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Leaking strut or shock

Leaking strut or shock — replace or leave alone? Every strut and shock contains oil. Over time the shock’s piston seal can wear slightly, allowing some oil to “weep” past the piston seal. This leaking strut or shock will have a small moist area on the exterior of the unit down from the piston seal area. Many unscrupulous shops will see this and tell you your struts or shocks must be replaced. Before deciding whether to ok the repair you must know the difference between normal weeping and a leak … Read More

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