If the back is lower than the front, does that mean I need to change the strut? on 1997 Ford Taurus

My car seems to be very low then normal, when going over bumps I can hear the car scrapping the road. Do I need to change the strut bearing? I know that my car should not be this low. Please help!

by in Honolulu, HI on August 29, 2012
3 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on August 29, 2012
Do you have anything heavy in the trunk? How long have you owned this car? Did this happen all at once? Is suspension stock?
COMMENT by on August 31, 2012
No nothing heavy in the back practically nothing at all. It looks very low. I haven't had this car long but I can tell the difference from the car being lower than the normal. Sorry, I'm not to familiar with the mechanical lingo.....what is a suspension stock?
COMMENT by on August 31, 2012
STOCK MEANS AS IT CAME FROM FACTORY. IT COULD HAVE AN AFTER MARKET AIR SUSPENSION KIT INSTALLED WHICH IF NOT WORKING PROPERLY COULD CAUSE THIS PROBLEM. TAKE THE CAR TO A SHOP AND HAVE A MECHANIC CHECK IT!!!
ANSWER by on August 30, 2012
have it ck'd it could be several issues that cause this or poss struts are blown out
COMMENT by on August 31, 2012
What would struts cost to be repaired? I got a quote of around 300 to 500 is that true?
ANSWER by on August 30, 2012
Older Taurses are known for broken springs. I don't think your car is scraping the road, more likely the tires are scraping the wheel well. There are several companies that make a complete strut, mount and spring assembly for replacement. Will run you about 700-1000.
COMMENT by on August 31, 2012
Ok, I got a quote for 300 - 500 to replace the struts is that true? What is a wheel well?
COMMENT by on September 01, 2012
THE CAVITY WHERE WHEEL AND TIRE SITS.