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Rear right shock weak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JU Boi, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    JU Boi

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    I noticed today that my right rear (passenger) side shock absorber has significantly more play then the left side. Wondering if anyone else has had this issue. I am thinking it would be best to replace both rear absorbers.

    Thoughts and ideas welcome. Thanks TW
     
  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Define play.

    What exactly do you mean?
     
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  4. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    When pushing downward on the back of the truck. The passenger side of the truck absorbs more of the weight.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    If it bounces when you let up more than a couple times then yeah probably replace both rear shocks. If it bounces when you drive it then yeah replace both.

    If you push it down and it comes up and bounces twice and stops I'd run em unless you really feel the need to replace.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Usually the passenger rear side does get most of the abuse though, as in general it's the farthest from the driver and you tend to run more shit over with it.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Soooo you mean the SPRING resists pressure less?
     
  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    You thinking a broken leaf like I am?
     
  9. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    Yes it sounds like spring damage.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    yes that is a great way to put it. I'm going to take the wheel off and get a closer look sometime this week.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    You should ba able to get a pretty good look at it by crawling under the truck
     

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