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Old 12 Apr 2008, 01:31 pm
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Default When should shocks be replaced?

I have a 03 PT Cruiser Limited Edition with 52,480 miles on it. Bought it new. We put new tires on it about 18 months ago and it's been riding kind of rough. Go over a bump and it doesn't bounce all over but it's really a rough riding car now. Do I need new shocks? How about struts? There's nothing leaking under my car.
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Old 12 Apr 2008, 03:46 pm
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Default Re: When should shocks be replaced?

It's recommended you change/replace them every 50,000 miles but I am still on my stock shocks and struts and I'm at 78k miles. If your ride is rough and it's not your bearings/tires, I'd look into getting new shocks/struts.

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Default Re: When should shocks be replaced?

03 which I also bought new with 57K miles and 5 years today!! Same shocks & struts all ok..How many more miles on car could I expect trouble free???
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i would have a look at the struts & shocks
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 07:24 pm
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Default Re: When should shocks be replaced?

Lotta factors. I went 87,000 miles on original shocks on my '02 and have 60,000+ miles on my '05 now, but I ride alone, don't carry stuff in my car, and I weigh about 180-185.

If you carry heavy stuff and/or passengers, shocks will go quicker.
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