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Lurching after hitting bumps


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#1 OFFLINE   Rhode1

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 11:33 AM

I have 72,000 miles on my 2014 FFH, and recently noticed that when I hit a bump at highway speeds (and I live in Massachusetts, so there are BUMPS) the rear end sort of lurches sideways for a second,.  It is really unnerving, the car has never had this problem, it feels like the car is going to lose control.

 

I assume it is a bad shock, but how does one tell?  Are they hard to change?  I always do my own brakes and rotors, but have never tried to do shocks in my driveway.  Is there anything else that could cause this sideways jerking? I have a big trip vacation trip to Colorado coming up at the end of June, and need to get this addressed soon.

 

Thanks for any help. You guys are great.









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#2 OFFLINE   Griswald

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 07:54 PM

In general, shocks are pretty easy. One but on top and one or two on the bottom. I haven't looked into this vehicle yet, though.

#3 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:50 AM

Could also be the alignment has gone bad.  I'd get that checked first.






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