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    i have awful rattling noise coming from my rear passenger wheel. It sound like when you shake an empty spray paint can, when the thing inside rattles. I was told i have a leaking shocker the other week and was wondering if that would cause that noise or if its something completely different. It gets louder when i go over bump or pot holes in the road...any ideas??

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    Yes, the knocking noise comes first and gets worse
    Eventually liquid will leak
    You should also notice uneven vehicle movement when passing over items parallel to the road wheels (speed bumps, etc)

    Clean both rear shocks
    Leave overnight
    Inspect the bottom for liquid
    In extreme cases it will simply drop to the road surface

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    that serious eh well ill try that and im guessing replacing them is the next step if they are leaking, how much for a shocker?? do i have to buy a pair or can i get just one?? probably better changing both anyway i guess. Cheers m8internet

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    You can change one, but the other won't be long behind and will part-worn so the car may respond unevenly
    Hence when replacing suspension parts, always replace identical ones across the car
    Example
    front offside spring fails, also replace the front nearside spring

    Replacing both rear shock absorbers cost me £266.49
    Half of that was paid out under warranty, for the failed one

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