Was thinking about buying my suspension parts at a junk yard... How would I go about testing the shocks and coils to make sure they are decent? The car I'm looking is sitting on the brake drums

Asked by Aug 12, 2015 at 12:01 AM about the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The is really no fool proof way to see if they are good, as far as shocks, if there is fluid on the shock then they are bad. For the price of a new shock I would go ahead and just buy it new. Springs, Unless you know the specs for the height on a new spring there is no way you are going to know.

54,535

Buy new parts as salvage suspension parts may or may not be usable.

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http://www.primechoiceautoparts.ca has shocks 30$ a piece. www.rockauto.com has them for 65-200$ entire strut assembles.

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oh and fyi If you are in the states or canada Rockauto has the widest and best priced selection of parts for older modal cars. you have hard to find parts? rockauto most likely has it and ther eservice is great the offer referbished and new and used parts.

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