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What is the best way to tell if a shock went out, I sometimes feel like maybe my back ones did or maybe my driver side but I'm not 100% sure. Any ideas on how to know or should I just look for signs like liquid everywhere or something...keep in mind its been wet quite a bit here lately also.
 

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Well, an easy way to tell if your shock went out is you start bouncing the vehicle in the corner of the shock with the bumper, then when you stop it should go up and when it comes back down it should settle. If if keeps bouncing a few more times then your shock is out :)
 

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pull the shock out, do your best to compress it by pushing against the floor. If it returns to the extended position on it's own at a decent pace it's fine. if it extends extremely slow, or not at all, it's bad. we have gas charged oil filled shocks, they will always try to return to their fully extended length.
 
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