|Checking shock absorbers
||Shock absorbers and struts are located near each wheel and protect the passenger compartment from bumps. Many of today's vehicles are equipped with strut type suspension instead of conventional shock absorbers, but testing either system involves the same procedure. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to check the serviceability of the shock absorbers and struts.
|Changing shock absorbers
||Shock absorbers are also known as dampers. Their task is to reduce suspension oscillations. The two most common types are strut cartridges and telescopic shock absorbers. Each type has a different shock absorber replacement procedure. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to safely replace shock absorbers.
|Lubricating a suspension system
||Many older vehicles on the road had numerous lubrication points. Today's vehicles have far fewer, if any, points that need lubricating. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to lubricate suspension and steering components to the manufacturer's specifications.
|Servicing a suspension system||The components of the vehicles suspension system are designed to operate as a whole unit. Some vehicles use very sophisticated systems, while others use very simple systems. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to check front and rear suspension components and measure their wear.|