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1997 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan

1997 Mercury Sable
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan GS, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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January 14, 2013, 7:42 pm

Jared S

Question: My back right shocks are stiff!

Every bump I go over is like a roller coaster ride and bounces my car around! Its the back right shock only and when i go to push on it it doesn't give at all compared to the left side. I should note I live in SD which is freezing most of the time would that make a difference?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

January 24, 2013, 6:57 pm

Ron W
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If it bounces a lot you should have your shocks checked. Even though it feels as if it is in the rear right comer, a weak shock or shocks anywhere in the car can cause this type of issue.

And the temperature shouldn't make much of a difference.

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