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Rear shock absorber replacement


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#1 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 10:06 AM

Hi, I'm approaching 78K miles and I notice the rear end has gotten louder going over big bumps.  I wonder if the shocks are due for replacement.  The bounce test does not seem to indicate anything is wrong and there is no fluid leakage around the rear shocks.  Has anyone replaced theirs?  Please share you experience.... It looks like each shock requires turning 3 bolts to replace.  I'm still on original tires and there is no abnormal wear.


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#2 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:54 PM

Any chance you're having this problem?



#3 OFFLINE   WNY

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:53 AM

I;m getting rattling in the rear area, either shocks or sway bar bushing that happens over bumps too. Currently at 65K miles. roads around here are terrible. Definately sounds like something in the suspension. 

if we ever get spring around here, i'll have to get under and look/see if I can find the problem. 



#4 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:31 AM

I would definitely follow-up with what SnowStorm said. It seems to be a common problem on the C-Max for the issue to be within the latch. Mine does it as well.  But when I checked in the suspension/rear area, it definitely seemed to be coming from within the hatch itself.



#5 OFFLINE   WNY

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:16 AM

Thanks.

 

i'll check that too, i know they replaced all the latches on the recall a while back, I think the hatch was one too, but don't recall if it was just door latches or all of them. 

 

there is a rattle up front too, so I;m thinking shocks/struts. sounds similar. 








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