1997 Ford Taurus Q&A

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

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! -
Answer 1
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 1
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 2
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 2
have it ck'd it could be several issues that cause this or poss struts are blown out -
Comment 1
What would struts cost to be repaired? I got a quote of around 300 to 500 is that true? -
Answer 3
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 1
Ok, I got a quote for 300 - 500 to replace the struts is that true? What is a wheel well? -
Comment 2
THE CAVITY WHERE WHEEL AND TIRE SITS. -