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Old 11-29-2012, 08:50 PM #1
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I'm 15 and I got my uncles Lexus Es 300. How can you tell if the rear suspension is shot?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:03 PM #2
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Look for holes. If its been shot surely there will be bullet holes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 PM #3
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:03 PM #4
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:30 PM #5
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Simple, entirely nondescript test? Push down on the back of the car, release, watch how many times it recoils before settling.

If it's more than a couple times, start checking stuff.

No idea if it's true or not, anecdotally I can say it has worked for me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:48 PM #6
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that is pretty true atomic.

if the car bounces a number of times that is and indication of blown rear struts. The strut is what dampens the spring in the suspension. This makes it less bouncy.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:14 AM #7
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Its a Camry multilink setup, it probably needs new links. Grab the tire and try to "steer" it, if its moves and you hear clunking, the lateral links are bad.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:19 AM #8
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What leads you to believe the rear suspension may be shot?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:07 PM #9
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What leads you to believe the rear suspension may be shot?
2 many burnouts , that things got a supra motor !?

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 PM #10
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Push down on the back of the car, release, watch how many times it recoils before settling.

If it's more than a couple times, start checking stuff.
I thought if it bounced back more than 12 times it's not good, anything less you're a-okay.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:39 AM #11
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What if it doesn't rebound at all? Like all I hear is a loud bang on every bump? I'm 14 and I just got my gpa's Jaaaaaag.
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