VIDEO: Inspecting Ride Control Components The Correct Way
In this video, Andrew Markel covers why the old-fashioned knee test is not valid for late-model cars and trucks when inspecting shocks and struts. Modern shocks and strut have valving that can sense low- and high-frequency movements that can create problems for technicians who test these components with their knees.
Undercover: Why Shocks And Struts Fade And Fail
Most shocks and struts today are “gas-pressurized” with nitrogen to minimize fluid foaming when the piston is pumping back and forth.
Electronically Adjustable Dampener Diagnosis
Electronically adjustable shocks and struts use conventional mono-tube and twin-tube oil-filled dampeners. The rods, gas chambers and piston have the construction of passive units.
The Benefits Of Loaded Struts
In addition to the strut itself, a loaded strut includes the upper strut mount, strut bumper and boot, spring seat and insulators, and coil spring. Prior to the availability of loaded struts, our choices were to source each of these parts individually or reuse the parts where replacements weren’t readily available.
How To Prime Twin Tube Shocks And Struts
Occasionally, light-vehicle twin tube shocks and struts are misdiagnosed as faulty when removed from the box for installation. On the initial stroke of the product you may notice a dead band or erratic damping at the top of the stroke of the twin tube shock or strut. This is a normal occurrence and the shock will function properly once it has been primed.
Raising Awareness: Monroe Brings Attention to Undercar Inspections
#EverythingGetsOld What’s more impacting than a television or radio ad? More visible than hundreds of roadside billboards? More jaw-droppingly memorable than a blimp fly-over? How about the 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high, translucent Monroe OESpectrum shock absorber that will be driven to more than 50 North American cities this summer and fall? Tenneco’s Monroe Shocks and Struts brand