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What Makes A Car Bounce? by midpoint: 12:06pm On Jul 26, 2012
Recently my car bounces especially at low speeds sometimes it feels as if I have a flat tyre. I have done wheel balancing and alignment and changed tyres yet it hasn't stopped. What else can I do?
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by yanka: 3:07pm On Jul 26, 2012
You need new shock absorbers

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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Wallie(m): 4:08pm On Jul 26, 2012
Springs and shock absorber (struts) are the main parts of your suspension that control ride quality. The spring is responsible for the car not hitting the ground when the tire enters a pothole. The shock absorber tries to return the car back to its original height as soon as possible by dissipating the kinetic energy in the spring through heat.

If after an initial bounce, your car keeps bouncing then you need new shocks (struts).
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by sultaan(m): 4:18am On Jul 27, 2012
The music bro grin


Your shock /struts are gone so the car is bouncing on springs. The shocks are suppose to soften the movements of the body or (de)compression between the wheels and chassis and the spring returns the body to its ride height(which is why you adjust spring to raise car height).

With bad shocks/strut the spring gets to (de)compress very fast.If you have to test a bad shock and compare to a good one you will notice you can compress the bad on more easily with your hands and it might stay down.

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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by midpoint: 9:20am On Jul 27, 2012
thanks for all for your wonderful inputs. is there a way i can test this shocks/struts myself to confirm before i go to a mechanic?
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Ikenna351(m): 9:30am On Jul 27, 2012
midpoint: thanks for all for your wonderful inputs. is there a way i can test this shocks/struts myself to confirm before i go to a mechanic?

What other test do you need when your car is bouncing like basket ball. I bet your car is Toyota Camry. They scored first position in that area grin.

Ikenna.
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by t3ky(m): 11:42am On Jul 27, 2012
@ ikenna,
perfect score. my camry feels as if am on a balloon. will do something abt it.
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by midpoint: 12:02pm On Jul 27, 2012
Ikenna351:

What other test do you need when your car is bouncing like basket ball. I bet your car is Toyota Camry. They scored first position in that area grin.

Ikenna.

lol. just to confirm. but its surely not camry.
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by buzugee(m): 2:26pm On Jul 27, 2012
HAD THAT PROBLEM ONCE. EXPENSIVE FIX. STRUTS AND SUSPENSION
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Dyce: 2:31pm On Jul 27, 2012
Ur car must be Impala or cadilac. If so, its the hydrolic. Abi the car na mercedes 190
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by dani1luv: 2:31pm On Jul 27, 2012
Question: What Makes a Car bounce?

Answer: Shock Absorber

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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Dyce: 2:32pm On Jul 27, 2012
Ur car must be Impala or cadilac. If so, its the hydrolic. If the car na mercedes 190, go balancing
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by terrykunlexy: 2:32pm On Jul 27, 2012
What make a car to bounce is the driver.....True or false
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Wisdytech(m): 2:33pm On Jul 27, 2012
WEL! Early fixing wil rea.l.i balance d car easily!
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by tonyx4x44(m): 2:34pm On Jul 27, 2012
Check the weight of a.s.s in the car cheesy grin
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by r231(m): 2:40pm On Jul 27, 2012
yanka: You need new shock absorbers

there goes your answer
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Billyonaire: 2:45pm On Jul 27, 2012
Take your car to certified auto-mechanics and quit worrying.
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by bright007(f): 3:01pm On Jul 27, 2012
Question:what makes å car bounce?
Answer:When u carry an åsss weighing more than d car.The car will bounce even more when u are working on d asss yourself.
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Sagytarius(m): 3:08pm On Jul 27, 2012
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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Sagytarius(m): 3:10pm On Jul 27, 2012
[b]Shocking [/b]Absorber shocked

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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Wallie(m): 3:20pm On Jul 27, 2012
midpoint: thanks for all for your wonderful inputs. is there a way i can test this shocks/struts myself to confirm before i go to a mechanic?

Push down real hard on the side of the hood right above the tires and the car should stop bouncing when you let go after 1 or 2 bounces if your strut is still good.
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by BabaEleko: 3:25pm On Jul 27, 2012
If my car bounce i go dey happy ooo. Na IMPALA be that so make i dey blast SNOOP DOGG or DR. DRE - CHRONIC dey westcoasting go be that grin grin
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by MMM2(m): 3:27pm On Jul 27, 2012
Op

When d car is angry angry
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by jude33084(m): 3:49pm On Jul 27, 2012
Sagytarius: [b]Shocking [/b]Absorber shocked

ƪ☺◦☺°☺ƪzzzzz who said that? cool
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by jude33084(m): 3:52pm On Jul 27, 2012
Sagytarius: [b]Shocking [/b]Absorber shocked

ƪ☺◦☺°☺ƪzzzzz who said that? cool

♍♈ bmw had same fault but I rectified it β҉♈ replacing two tyres
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by ollah1: 5:41pm On Jul 27, 2012
midpoint: Recently my car bounces especially at low speeds sometimes it feels as if I have a flat tyre. I have done wheel balancing and alignment and changed tyres yet it hasn't stopped. What else can I do?
midpoint: Recently my car bounces especially at low speeds sometimes it feels as if I have a flat tyre. I have done wheel balancing and alignment and changed tyres yet it hasn't stopped. What else can I do?

Do you have hydraulics in it?if yes, then it is
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Kolade9(m): 6:12pm On Jul 27, 2012
@topic
A bouncer
NEXT!!
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by Tolaaaaannni(f): 7:18pm On Jul 27, 2012
The tires??
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by freeman11(m): 7:57pm On Jul 27, 2012
i hope its not a lexus GX470. mine started same problem, but its understandable cos it use the Airbag Suspension system and if the pressure is not enough, it tends to bounce

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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by freeman11(m): 8:00pm On Jul 27, 2012
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
bright007: Question:what makes å car bounce?
Answer:When u carry an åsss weighing more than d car.The car will bounce even more when u are working on d asss yourself.

grin
bright007: Question:what makes å car bounce?
Answer:When u carry an åsss weighing more than d car.The car will bounce even more when u are working on d asss yourself.

LMFAO
Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by blogger10: 8:25pm On Jul 27, 2012
bright007: Question:what makes å car bounce?
Answer:When u carry an åsss weighing more than d car.The car will bounce even more when u are working on d asss yourself.
shocked **Shocked Observer**

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Re: What Makes A Car Bounce? by realsammie(m): 8:42pm On Jul 27, 2012
@op...stop bleeping in ur car. cant u see it's affecting ur car grin

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