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Old 03-14-2003, 03:15 PM
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Question What are signs of bad engine shocks?

Lately I have been hearing a rythmic sound like a shock absorber compressing repeatedly from the air cleaner side of the OM617A engine.

Along with that I have also felt that the engine vibrates a little harsher than usual (The engine mounts were done last year) - this could just be my imaginations though just because I have been driving really smooth cars...

Do you guys think it is the engine shocks?

What are the symptoms of bad engine shocks anyway?

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Old 03-14-2003, 04:58 PM
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Take it off and see if it is real easy to compress/decompress. If it is then replace it. May or may not see leakage.
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Old 03-14-2003, 05:05 PM
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USUALLY the MOTOR MOUNTS COLLAPSE and TELEGRAPH engine noise into the cross member . . . because the SHOCK is FULLY COLLAPSED . . .
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Old 03-16-2003, 01:05 AM
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I think I was being over sensitive. I put in a can full of Diesel Hi-Test and somehow the car idled soo smooth and it ran really well. Oh well....
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Old 03-16-2003, 09:00 PM
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are your air filter mounts in good shape? i used to buy them by the handfull.
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Old 03-17-2003, 01:58 AM
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I believe the engine shocks are mainly to address the sudden rocking you get at shutoff but otherwise don't do much. Yours may still be bad but I don't think you'd notice any difference in idle smoothness if you replaced them.
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Old 03-17-2003, 02:22 AM
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Irg- You're right on.

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