Author Topic: Rear shock absorber advice  (Read 116 times)


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Rear shock absorber advice
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:52:32 AM »
Hi all just had the Passenger air bag replaced on recall by my local honda dealer, they now give you a 5 min safety video of the car on the ramps, they said that my offside rear shot absorber had slight misting on it ( leaking) ??? as my car is 2010 with the extended warranty I have asked them to replace it, the thing is they will only replace the one shock absorber, my self being and engineer good practice and perhaps safety tells me that the other side should be replaced as well???? am I correct in assuming this??? and should i stick out and insist that the other should be replaced as well to balance up the suspension??? what are your thoughts guys???? should Honda replace  both??? would i be  within my rights to have both done under warranty??? whats good practice???

sparky Paul

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Re: Rear shock absorber advice
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 08:39:20 AM »
It's certainly worth a try, but I doubt they will wear it. It doesn't seem to be the done thing these days.

Garages are quite happy to replace singly, and the MOT tester doesn't care if one is 20 years old and one is 20 minutes, so long as they both function as intended.

Personally, I like to replace in pairs, but you use some common sense - if one fails and they are both 10+ years old, you replace both. You can certainly feel the difference between a new and old shocker, but it's negligible once the new one is bedded in.


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