Suspension Strut Bellowss

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What is a suspension strut bellow?

A suspension strut bellow is a rubber or plastic airtight seal located around a vehicle's shock absorber or strut. Its purpose is to contain and protect the strut or shock absorber from dirt, debris, and moisture.

How can I tell if my suspension strut bellow is faulty?

You can tell if your suspension strut bellow is faulty if you hear loud clunks when you turn or hit a bump, if you notice a decrease in handling performance, or if you see leaking fluid from the bellow.

Can a faulty suspension strut bellow cause damage?

Yes, if a suspension strut bellow is faulty, it can cause damage to the shock absorber or strut by allowing dirt and debris to enter. Additionally, it can cause a decrease in handling performance and lead to further damage to other parts of the suspension system.

How do I replace my suspension strut bellow?

To replace your suspension strut bellow, follow these steps:

  1. Raise the vehicle and securely support it.
  2. Remove the spring, shock absorber, and bearing cup.
  3. Remove the old bellow and clean the area.
  4. Place new bellow into the area and secure it.
  5. Reattach the bearing cup, shock absorber, and spring.
  6. Lower the vehicle.

How often should I inspect my suspension strut bellow?

It is recommended to inspect the suspension strut bellow every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. Additionally, you should inspect the bellow after any heavy-duty or off-road use.