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#1 WHITEyy118

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:46 PM

I recently had my Focus serviced at a Ford dealership and it all went fine, apart from the 260 I had to pay (although they did wash and vacuum to). But I had green on everything they checked except I got a warning about a leaking shock absorber. They said that by the next service it would be a red and so should be looked at soon.

So my question is what needs to be done? Do I need a whole new shock absorber or is it something that will just stop the leak? I'm just wondering about costs that's all considering I just forked out the 260.

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#2 fishpond 47

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:21 PM

I recently had my Focus serviced at a Ford dealership and it all went fine, apart from the 260 I had to pay (although they did wash and vacuum to). But I had green on everything they checked except I got a warning about a leaking shock absorber. They said that by the next service it would be a red and so should be looked at soon.

So my question is what needs to be done? Do I need a whole new shock absorber or is it something that will just stop the leak? I'm just wondering about costs that's all considering I just forked out the 260.



get a second opinion on the said 'leaking shock absorber' if it is leaking then they would have said it needs changing asap not in a short while.

Try wiping it and keep an eye on it.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:49 PM

get a second opinion on the said 'leaking shock absorber' if it is leaking then they would have said it needs changing asap not in a short while.

Try wiping it and keep an eye on it.


Thanks. And yer I was a bit bemused when they said that. I thought well if there is something wrong surely they should ask if I wanted them to fix it. But instead she was like it needs doing soon and before my next service but that was it.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:13 PM

If the shocks do need doing it could be the perfect time to upgrade to some SPAX items.
If the 2 year warranty doesn't convince you, then maybe the 200 off coilovers might.

Call our sales office on 01869 244 771 if you would like to discuss your options.


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