Hello everyone and welcome in this video are teamed up with Monroe shocks and struts we’re gonna be learning about how to tell if your shocks are worn out. So the first thing we’ll be discussing is visual checks things you can physically look at and determine whether or not your shock absorbers are worn out so 1 of the first and most obvious things.
If you’re looking at the shock absorber if there any fluid leaks coming from it so fluid leaks means that that fluid bits with in the monroe shock absorbers can no longer be as useful since there’s not as much of it it’s gonna pass through that piston and that’s what’s doing all the dampening so obviously it’s not gonna work as well now if you have a dented or damaged shark were shocked body as well as damaged melts and bushings those are some other things are going to want to look for to determine whether or not you would need to replace your strut now checking out your tires 1 thing you can look for his cupped tires and the reason this would occur with a failed shark as of the film shark would allow for uneven pressure of the tire as athletes up and down and kind as little bit of a bounce to it and that uneven pressure will result in uneven wear on the tire itself and then you’ll see this as a cups tyrants he may know that you need to replace the shock absorber so this is 1 of the shock absorbers out of whack your integra which.
I pulled out when I had about 100 25 0 miles on it and actually it looks to be in pretty good shape there’s no dents or dings on no visible damage to the body of the shark in there also aren’t any fluid leaks so it looks to be in pretty good condition you know this seal up on the top is kind of coming off on but that’s there to prevent any metal on metal contact between the shark tower and this upper mail so overall looks to be in decent shape even though it has so many miles on it but you know it is obviously something worth checking out now there are some other things you can do where you can check by feel to determine whether or not the sharks are worn out 01 thing for example if you go over a pothole were over a speed bump in your car continues to belts obviously your shock absorber isn’t dampening out that vibration and so you may have a damage shark also significant body roll under light turning or lane changing you shouldn’t have too much body roll under like turning lane changing and that could be a result of a war in shock.
Also excessive nosedive same kind of thing like body roll excessive nosedive could result if your front or rear shocks were kind of war now and then you just had the whole car kind of shift forward more and then finally just a harsh were bumpy ride and poor steering response these can all be associated with your shock absorbers not exactly working properly now if you don’t feel comfortable inspecting your shock absorbers yourself obviously could always have a professional look at it and Mira thinks it’s a good idea to have these looked at after you’ve got about 50000 miles on your car.
So why should you be concerned with your shock absorbers why should you replace them if they’ve worn out well Monroe has something that they called the safety triangle and basically this comes down to steering stopping instability 3 things that can be adversely affected by having a worn sharks and so with steering you know if you have excess of body roll that’s gonna hold to your steering Lyman geometry and so you could lose us and steering responsiveness as well steering capability and that wouldn’t obviously be ideal now for stopping if you do have worn sharks you can have additional weight transfer to the front and that could put more loading on your front tires in front brakes and result in an increase stopping distance.
Finally stability as if you have worn shorts you’re gonna have increased role sway and belts and this is obviously going to affect how well you can control the vehicle so adversely affecting your stability some other things to keep in mind passenger comfort tire wear like those mentioning previously with the uneven pressure from a oscillating tire dynamic wheel alignment so how your wheels aligned with you know different body roll and things like that and if you have more body roll than you normally would then it’s going to kind of get out of that alignment break life and the durability of the chassis parts if there are other things that are taking the load other than the shark because it’s worn out so feel free to check out the related links in the video description if you have any questions or comments you can leave those below thanks for watching.