A shock absorber called a shock absorber system is used to increase comfort in automobiles. When the shock absorber bursts, it gives some symptoms. Here are the signs of a ruptured shock absorber.
Let me start our article by first explaining what the shock absorber does. Shock absorbers, in their simplest terms, are hydraulic (oil) pump-like parts that help control the impact and recoil motion of your vehicle’s springs and suspensions as they pass through a bump. The duty of the shock absorber is to soften vibrations and impacts, as well as to ensure that the tires of the car remain in contact with the road at all times. This ensures the safest control of your vehicle and the most efficient braking response.
Why Does the Shock Absorber Explode?
The load of the car is always on the shock absorber. In addition, the pressure on the shock absorber increases much more when transitioning through bumps and bumps. In simple terms, let’s assume that the weight of your vehicle is 1 ton. Then the load that must be put on each shock absorber is 250 kilograms. If we take a look at the reasons for the explosion of the shock absorber;
- Going through the bumps and pits hard
- Oil leakage of the shock absorber
- Excess load on one side due to defective tie rods
- Excessive vehicle overload
We can count the reasons such as. In addition, when one of the shock absorbers explodes in your vehicle, the others will explode in a short time. Because the load on other shock absorbers will be much more.
How to Identify a Burst Shock Absorber?
1. Tremors While Driving
If the valve and piston seal inside the shock absorber wear out, they may not fit properly. Condition B allows the liquid to pass uncontrollably through the valve or piston seal. so that even every little bump on the road is felt quite a lot inside the vehicle.
2. Coming Down the Front of the Car When the Brake Is Pressed
This is especially the case if the front shock absorbers burst. If the front of your vehicle descends too much to the ground while braking in your vehicle, this is one of the signs of a ruptured shock absorber. Because the valve in the shock absorber is going lower than the lowest point it should be.
3. Pulling the Car to the Right or Left When the Brake Is Pressed
As you drive with your car, you may suddenly need to hit the brakes. The car needs to stop in a straight line when it presses the brakes. However, if one of the shock absorbers breaks out, the car leans further in that direction. This causes the car to pull in the direction of the erupted shock absorber.
4. Uneven Tire Wear and Tire Insides Wear Faster
The wheels of the cars must fit snugly to the road. In 4 wheels, the entire base must be fully grounded. But if there is a flat from the shock absorbers, the tires wear out unevenly. So if the inside of your tires wears more than the outside, it could be due to flat shock absorbers.
5. Oil Dripping on Wheel Edges
Inside the shock absorbers is oil, and this oil is trapped as it passes through the pits, reducing impact. But when the shock absorber bursts, oil leaks out of the seal and drips under the car. If you see oil dripping on the sides of the wheel, it may be because the shock absorber of that wheel has burst.
6. Knocking Sound When Passing Through Pits and Bumps
If there is a “blunt” sound, such as the sound of pounding under the car when passing through potholes and especially kasis, this means that the shock absorber valve has hit the head.
How to Check a Flat Shock Absorber?
There are several ways to check your car’s shock absorbers. Now let’s examine how to check the shock absorber.
1. Your Car Must Stand Up
Look at your car from the front and rear. Your vehicle needs to stop straight. It is also necessary to be at the same height from the ground from all sides. If your car is tilted to one side, the shock absorber has burst.
2. Press on Your Car
Press down on the back and front of your vehicle to control the shock absorbers. Give your body weight. Once the car has gone down, it needs to recover back. However, if the car goes down a few times as soon as you release the pressure on the car, this is a sign that the shock absorber has burst.