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2003 Lexus RX300 Question: When does a Lexus RX300 need to have the shocks replaced?

 

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Nwhawkeye, Kirkland, WA, April 23, 2009, 14:34
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We have a 2003 RX300 AWD with 74,500 miles on it. When does a Lexus RX300 need to have the shocks replaced?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 23, 2009, 19:51
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    The shock absorbers have no set time either mileage or age related at which they "must" be replaced. The life of shock absorbers depends totally on driving conditions and vehicle use. We have a lot of customers with RX300 and RX330s don't see any pattern of shock absorber failure.
    Shocks need to be replaced if they leak, are responsible for tire wear, or no longer dampen chassis travel when encountering road bumps and pot holes.

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    patrick mannion, April 23, 2009, 19:52
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    I have rarely seen problems (unless used off road frequently) until 90,000 or more miles.

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    January 25, 2011, 19:12
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    a simple old test will tell you,
    push down 2 to 3 times on each corner of the car it should not bounce back down after you let go, if it does it needs new shocks.

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