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Does the jeep liberty have both shocks and struts ? I have uneven tire ware on right side of Jeep the outside edge of tire both front and back on right side

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It has struts in front and shocks in rear have a professional do a front end alinement and check strut and shock perfomence they may have to road test.

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All cars have springs

all cars have dampeners. (ala,. shocks or shock cartridges)

you can see there are no classic dog bone shocks, so, the are inside the struts.

if the tires bounce it can be out of balance tires (weights fell off, gee look)

or bad dampeners. (regardless of hidden or not)

or BOTH,

that is correct weak dampers do no like tries, that are marginally balanced. for a fact.

best is to get the tires balanced first, (cheaper and faster)

the run with what happens.

all lose suspension parts, why not get a pro check the why for you

so you dont need to guess.



bad ball joints, and tie rods.

loose parts, allow, illegal movement of parts, and make the system fail. and kills good dampeners in the process.

by beating them to death .

Posted on Jan 19, 2015

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