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Old 26 Jun 2011, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2006 WRX - Rear shock knocking

Hi all, first post after lurking around for months! - here gos...

My 2006 WRX (53k on the clock) has a knocking sound from the right rear shock.

When I pull away, or come to a stop its as if the car 'sits' down in the shock. It feels like tube isnt runing free.
I can also push down on the rear corner and car body doesnt return to its full height, plus it feels like its binding up slightly.

I have taken the car to Subaru for a service recently (50k) and they told me the rear right shock was gone, dont ask me why but I dont really trust the local Subaru garage, they wanted to charge me over 1000 to replace the shocks, which frankly seems absurd...

Is there a good way to determin if its the shock or another component?

Can anyone please point me in the direction of a replacement shock? - ive tried looking buy im getting a bit confused.

Any help is much appreciated

Should have kept the P1...
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Old 26 Jun 2011, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2006 WRX - Rear shock knocking

You have got your answer from Subaru and from your symptoms - the suspension is fecked on one side. THe quote from Subaru is probably for both sides to be changed as you should change the suspension in pairs. So that makes Subaru at 500 a side. The price depends on what you replace it with, but a standard set up with decent parts should be no more that 500 fitted at a local garage. Probably a lot cheaper than that.
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Old 27 Jun 2011, 05:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2006 WRX - Rear shock knocking

if its ya shocks you can get them overhauled and re-greased, Ive done a few sets now, takes time but saves a few hundred quid.
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