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Old 05-15-2018, 01:50 PM
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Intense rocking and bouncing from side to side.

Hello I have a 2006 chevy hhr lt 2.4L and a couple of months ago I replaced the front struts and back shocks but it seems like the suspension is worse in the back now. The front struts seem to be good but when I drive on a bumpy road my car feels like it's in an earthquake. The car is still really bouncy. The back shocks move up and down a little bit but the back struts seem to be really loose. When I look up info on chevy hhr back struts I get nothing. Anyone have any guesses that can help with making this car drive like a car again?
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:06 PM
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HHR's don't have rear struts. Just springs and shocks back there.

Take a look in the back. You may have a broken spring(s).
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X2 check for cracked coils and loose shock bolts!





This is a broken front spring in a Chevy Silverado, larger coils but same principle
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OR, somebody didn't bolt the shock on.
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Or something is amiss with the front strut replacement.
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Sometimes the broken rear spring on a HHR can be hard to spot. Just have to get under there and give it a close inspection.

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