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Old 15th February 2007, 11:37   #1
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I own a santro xing XP 2003.I have observed, if viewed from the rear, my car tends to tilt slightly towards right.I consulted an authorised dealer who says that i shld change the shockers!

Is he right?.....though i have not faced any problems in driving....
what else cld be the resons for it?

pls advies...thanks !!
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Old 15th February 2007, 12:39   #2
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says that i shld change the shockers!


"shock absorbers" or "shocks",... i think there are no "shockers".

ur mechanic is almost right by visual analysis.

it can either be the shock absorber or its springs.

but, am sorry i have no idea about the suspension system of Santro.

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Dear ViC

I am sure you would have taken care of the following aspect:

An Asphalted road will have a camber and if you have parked the car on the RHS of the road and keep looking from the rear, you may see the tilt you are explaining.

Check this aspect on a flat surface before changing the shock absorbers.
If the shocks need replacement, it will be glaringly clear when you are driving because of road conditions.
if you are not facing this problem, I feel there is no need to worry.

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Try to jerk your car, if it comes back to the original position in one go your shocks are ok.. if it keeps swinging.. then they might need a look into.. Hope it helps.
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Dear Sukesh,

Thank you for your reponse. I have tried that but it seems even when parked on a flat road , the tilt is slightly there. However i have not faced any problem in driving, so i guess changing the shocks will be a bad idea.

Thanks again ....cheers !!
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Hi Ritayan,

i have tried that as well!....but to no avail :(
i guess i 'll continue like this, lets see....

Thanks...
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you could get you suspension out and check the height of each side shock absorber. that could tell you if anything is wrong.
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Check the condition of your tyres for uneven wear. If they are alright then i guess you have no problems.
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I own a santro xing XP 2003.I have observed, if viewed from the rear, my car tends to tilt slightly towards right.I consulted an authorised dealer who says that i shld change the shockers!

Is he right?.....though i have not faced any problems in driving....
what else cld be the resons for it?

pls advies...thanks !!
is it when you have someone weighing 100kgs sitting on teh right side?:P


ok jokes apart... how does teh car handle on straight lines?
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Old 19th February 2007, 17:52   #10
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hey jk ,

That was a nice one

Driving wise the car is a beauty !! its just that tilt that bothers me ....
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hey Vikram....thanks..i'll surely try that
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