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The front left shock on my car is leaking grease and I have been told the back shocks are a bit old and have caused uneven ware on my rear tyres. I am planning to fix it all myself. I have seen shocks on ebay (from the USA) for less than $400 + postage for all four. I don't want to buy off the net because I am unsure of the quality. I got quoted from Repco $574 for both front shocks (E7008) and $161 for each rear shock (341338) - the guy mentioned they were Monroe shocks and did not come with springs. I would prefer to get them locally from a reputable dealer rather than the net - plus I would like to do the fix this weekend rather than wait forever for a package to arrive. Is $896 for all four shocks (no springs) a reasonable price? Can I get them reasonably quickly for a better price and still get good quality? Also I read on the net that people hire spring clamps from auto parts dealers. Is this an American thing? I asked about it at Repco and they said they only sold them ($72).
Olbert posted a topic in Automotive DiscussionMy front left hand shock is leaking grease on my 2005 Corolla and I am planning on fixing it myself (both front shocks). Unfortunately I won't be able to do so until I get back to my parents house (2.5hrs away) which I am doing this weekend. Before I can do that, however, I need to be able to drive to and from work this week and I was hoping to drive a couple of hours out of the way to go to an engagement party on Saturday (fix the car Sunday/Monday). Today my girlfriend drove a 5 hour round trip. At one point she hit a bump and felt the car go down but not come back up. She thought she had a flat tyre - but did not. She stopped, checked the car, found nothing and then kept driving. She didn't notice anything else abnormal on the drive. Is driving with a leaking front left shock a major issue that needs to be fixed immediately - before I drive any further? Can I get away with fixing it on Sunday/Monday after I do about 4 hours worth of driving with 3 people in the car and a small amount of luggage?