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About Suspension & Axle

Most Porsche cars have a finely tuned suspension that is specifically designed to increase the car’s performance.

If your suspension isn’t functioning correctly, your ride will be rough and you may have a hard time controlling the vehicle.

What are the signs of bad shocks?

Shock absorbers and struts are an integral part of the suspension in your Porsche. In some cases, you might find that your shocks absorbers and struts become warn.

This is especially the case if your car does an excessive amount of bouncing over bumps, or if you lean hard into the corners.

You can look behind the wheel to find the shock or strut, and look for leaking fluid. Ball joints also tend to wear out over time.

Ball joints can cause the car to not steer properly, causing you to lose control. You should make sure to check your shocks absorbers or struts frequently for leaking and ball joints for signs of wear. 

What are the top issues People face with their

Porsche's suspension?

Common faults that come with suspension systems in Porsches, try to cover across a broad range of models or car types.

Lower track control arms - these have a suspension bush which fails and can cause a squeaking noise, increased wear of tyres and eventually can start to cause a knocking noise over a bumpy surface.

Broken Coil Springs - The tip can break off from the coil springs in some cases on Porsche Boxters, this can cause a groaning noise when turning the steering wheel and occasionally a clicking or knocking noise over very bumpy roads.

Leaking / Worn Out Shock Absorbers - this happens with wear and tear over long periods of use like any car.

Leaking can be identified if you spot damp oily fluid on the shock absorbers.

Normally if the shock absorber wears out you will see a leak. So it’s best just to keep your eyes peeled for damp, oily and gritty substance around your shock absorbers.

Luckily, with all of the problems described above, they can be fixed by simply having the parts replaced.

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