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Need help! Replaced my OEM rear struts several months ago with Rancho rsx struts after several days, I noticed a gushing noise coming from the right rear. When looked under truck found oil on strut. Contacted Rancho several times no response. Replaced both struts again this time with Monroe sensatrac, again heard that noise and now oil all over the right rear shock again after 3 months!!! What can be causing this. I use this truck mostly highway with some light off road. 03 pathfinder SE (altitude edition) with 115,000 mi. ohh yeah the OEM shocks were not blown when removed. PLEASE HELP!

ohh yeah installed airbags on rear with the rancho shocks but were removed when installed the monroe's to see if that was the problem. Guess not.
 

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All the struts installed were new from factory(rancho and monroe). Springs seem ok as ride height is still ok. cannot see any visible damage to rear suspension members. Just keep blowing the right rear shock. Seems odd that I would get two bad rear shocks on the same side.
 

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No ideas? Just looking for ideas.
 

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guess I'm in the market for new springs. Figured that had to be the problem.
 

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Well the funny thing is my back is higher than my front. But yes if I have a feeling the rear springs are not doing what they used to anymore (unless its just paranoia?lol). But if the rear springs are bad why only the right rear blow out? could only one spring go bad? Or maybe just found two bad rear struts and installed them on the same side, I am perplexed:wtf: by this.

"Altitude Edition" is a limited edition, SE exterior with mostly LE interior (minus the faux wood grain) and custom seats done by Katzin. Nothing to do with altitude which is good since I live just above sea level. Have not seen another "Altitude" Pathfinder since I bought it. But have seen it on other SUV's both Honda and Toyota.
P.S. I have over 150,000 miles on her and still kickin but!
BTW thanks for the help
 

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Well seems my upper link bushing are also on their way out. Guess I am in the market for springs and upper links also.
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
OchnofConcrete
bushings are always a good thing to replace

just be sure you preload them correctly...
you tighten them down in the wrong position and when you lower the car down it'll tear them right up.

Thanks "Ochnofconcrete" If I rember corectly vehicle should be on its wheels with weight supported by frame stands. Do you know if that is correct?
 

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Hmmm......dunno now great! lol Guess I will be doing some reading tonight.
 

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Discussion Starter · #22 · (Edited)
Thanks IanH that is a very well proven response. So on the ground with no weight on wheels it is (for rear suspension). Now just have to scrounge the extra money to get the upper links springs and new struts yipppppeeee! (sarcastic)
 
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