Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

What causes a shock to go bad?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 13, 2000
    Posts:
    2,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dublin, CA
    The passanger side front shock has a decent amount of oil coming out the top. I'm assuming it's going south. There were originally duals, but I took the shorter one off. It's a doesttch..whatever oil shock. Only has 10,000 miles on it. I ran some bumpy stuff at decent speed for a while yesterday. I'm wondering if heat killed it? Maybe just got a bad one? I think I'll replace them with some gas shocks. Thanks.
     
  2. ZZ4x4

    ZZ4x4 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Posts:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Garland, TX
    Be sure that the shock is not too short and is not able to bottom out in the extended position at max suspension droop. In my experience this is the most common way to destroy a shock when jumping the truck /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif . I...uh mean.. I hear this is true. Tends to cause cracks at the welds and who knows what happens inside. Some cheaper shocks can have flaking chrome pistons rods which will no longer seal or you may have just a bad upper seal. Mounting certain shocks upside down also makes them not work (but not usually leak). JT
     
  3. Chris_T

    Chris_T 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2001
    Posts:
    718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Saskatoon, SK
    violence on TV and in video games?
     

Share This Page