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    Ride Quality, banging hard over bumps

    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for the help on my other thread......

    My 02 DHS has 64k.....It is not riding over the bumps, potholes like it should.
    Its okay on fairly smooth surfaces...Its feels like the suspension is bottoming out over bumps. I don't see any signs of leaks at any of the corners. I do think the ride hight seems like its lower than it used to be. I will replace the struts and rear shocks...is the anything to check first with the other parts of the suspension, like electronics or air controls?

    It really doesn't feel like a worn out suspension....it seems like something not doing it job. It reealy bangs hard over the same bump I drive over with my F-150.......it did come up with "check suspension system" but it did not stay on.....When I say it bangs hard it really bangs, sounds like the wheel coming thru the fender!!!!!

    Thanks

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    Re: Ride Quality, banging hard over bumps

    Either both struts and both shocks are shot (hard to believe at 64k) or your suspension control system is dead.

    Any codes set ?? See the sticky "how to pull codes" and look at the OBD-II link.

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    Re: Ride Quality, banging hard over bumps

    Don't overlook control arm, sway bar bushings and sway bar end link bushings.

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