Pogo pogo pogo bounce

Discussion in 'Engine, Transmission and Drivetrain' started by purplepetroleater, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. 5 points if you can name the band... but on with the serious stuff.

    I've noticed my car is pogoing (can feel the front of the car gently oscillating) a bit when I'm slowing down at lowish speeds... very annoying now, even my girlfriend has noticed it, from the passenger seat.

    Has anyone else experienced this, or the mechanically minded among you have an idea if something's wrong?

    When I got the initial inspection done, the mechanic said that it had a worn/cracked bush or something on the front suspension, but not sure if that's related. I can't find the report to verify what it was he said now :-P At the time he said just get it sorted when I get it serviced.
     
  2. mitchy

    mitchy Leaving Skid Marks

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    sounds like your shocks are cactus...

    oh yeah, and SOAD. ;)
     
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    Peter_D Leaving Skid Marks

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    Yeah check the front shocks. Stand just in front of the front wheel (on the side of the car) and push down with all your weight on the panel then release. The car should only bounce 1 and a half times (on standard shocks). If it doesn't stop after that I'd guess that that shockie is gone and needs to be replaced.
     
  4. Connor

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    Sounds like a shock to me too. For $14 or something pedders can do a suspension safety inspection which would be well worth it, they check your bushes and hook it up to their shock absorber tester. Speaking of which I should make a booking for my own car to make sure it's all okay... ;)
     
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    naughtika OzVR4 Stalker Moderator Trader

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    errr.. i thought he was talking about engine mounts.. my bad..

    goodluck in finding a new set.. hope it doesn't set you back too much..
     

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