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

 

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bukaboy, Honolulu, HI, August 29, 2012, 17:48
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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!

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    August 29, 2012, 18:55
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    Do you have anything heavy in the trunk? How long have you owned
    this car? Did this happen all at once? Is suspension stock?

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    bukaboy, August 31, 2012, 13:03
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    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?

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    pushrod, August 31, 2012, 14:17
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    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!!!

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    globalhelper August 30, 2012, 06:21
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    have it ck'd it could be several issues that cause this or poss struts are blown out

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    bukaboy, August 31, 2012, 13:06
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    What would struts cost to be repaired? I got a quote of around 300 to 500 is that true?

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    August 30, 2012, 06:31
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    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.

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    bukaboy, August 31, 2012, 13:12
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    Ok, I got a quote for 300 - 500 to replace the struts is that true? What is a wheel well?

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    pushrod, September 01, 2012, 19:41
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    THE CAVITY WHERE WHEEL AND TIRE SITS.

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