how can i tell if my car needs its struts or mounts fixed??
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1993 Ford Taurus Question: struts or mounts??
Answer #1hemicuda February 05, 2009, 18:46Master
Try the bounce test first, then if they seem worn out get an estimate to replace the struts and mounts if they're bad also.
Answer #2Andy Y February 05, 2009, 19:07Master
If you push down and release the car it should not bounce excessively if the shock absorber portion of the strut is good. You can also look at the strut and shock shaft with a flashlight and look for oil leaking. Is the car making any specific kind of noise on rough roads or when going over bumps?