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    After my brake pad change (front and rear) and my disks been rectified, I feel that the rear end of the car is loose on curves now....before the brake service the car felt that rolled on tracks (if you know what I mean).
    I asked the chap that did the service to rotate my tyres...left front to back right an so....
    NCT´s do no t have a rotation preference that I know off....any ideas why it is loose now?
    Any comments welcomed

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    Firstly check the tyre pressures if they are ok i would suspect the rear dampers are shot my 3.2 tried to swap ends on me every time i went round a corner quickly till i swapped the dampers for some new ones !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    Firstly check the tyre pressures if they are ok i would suspect the rear dampers are shot my 3.2 tried to swap ends on me every time i went round a corner quickly till i swapped the dampers for some new ones !!!!!
    Tyre pressueres are OK....dampers? sorry about my english but dampers are shocks? or the coils or a different ball?

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    Dampers are the shocks... they "damp" i.e. reduce the up and down movement of the springs (springs=coils)

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    Check your rear suspension arms. While the car is on the ground, grab the rear wheel with both hands (hands under the arch grabbing hold of the back of the tyre) in the 12 o'clock postion and try and pull towards you then push away from you. If there is any movement that would help explain your loose back end.
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    I have a loose backend hmmmm that sounds a bit rude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    Dampers are the shocks... they "damp" i.e. reduce the up and down movement of the springs (springs=coils)
    Gotcha! thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Check your rear suspension arms. While the car is on the ground, grab the rear wheel with both hands (hands under the arch grabbing hold of the back of the tyre) in the 12 o'clock postion and try and pull towards you then push away from you. If there is any movement that would help explain your loose back end.
    I´ll try that mate and see what what happens

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    On the other hand I was thinking that is to much coinsidence that after the brake service the shocks fail....bad luck maybe

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    Heres how to check your rear suspension arms.....

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