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Q: Leaking struts on 2004 Nissan Maxima

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80k miles, had a routine oil change and the mechanic says struts need to be replaced soon because they are leaking. Possibly caused by potholes or rough roads in the city? How can I check whether this is for real and how serious? I have an appointment for a second opinion scheduled. Thanks
(2) Answers
50,000 is average. it does not have to leak to be bad. if there is a leak, then it is time to replace them to make sure the suspension is safe.

Roy
Leaking stuts do require replacement. They will continue to leak hydraulic fluid and you will notice the vehicle getting more and more bouncy. It is not caused by hitting potholes, but simply normal wear and tear.
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