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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fayetteville, NC
what the heck? harsh ride after replacing cats!
yeah i know - doesn't make sense>
so i did the long overdue replacement of the cats (one cat has been giving me the "efficiency below thershold" code for about 2 yrs now, and i went ahead and got the whole direct fit Y pipe thing replaced with new cats and new O2 sensors -front O2's, that is).
This is the 2nd "repair" of any kind i have done on this car - 1st one was getting the aluminum crossover intake as a precaution.
at the same time i told the guy (former Ford master tech) to check under the car and see if ANY suspension parts need replacing/repairing (car has 127 k miles); he said he checked all that, and everything checked out fine - my car is gently driven. He did mention that they checked the alignment and tires... but didn;t mention adjusting anything - certainly was not charged for anything...
So car feels great now, EXCEPT HARSH RIDE !!!! I felt it AS SOON AS I drove off after getting the car back.
I KNOW - i am not psycho - idk why the hell this should happen, but it feels like it has no shocks (they're there - i checked LOL) - jarring ride over even the smallest stuff, like white arrows on the road, i mean HARSH - no funny noises or anything, but man you FEEL it. it's BOUNCY!
This car has the sports suspension, but i can never remember it being this "solid" and harsh...
They did NOT do anything to the suspension... could they have needed ANY fooling with the suspension to replace the Y pipe/cats? probably not, huh?
what could have happened? did they perhaps put some air in the tires and overinflated them? That's the only thing i can think of - didn't get a chance to see how much air in them yet.... (I normally run 33 PSI) They do the full check up when a car is brought to them for the 1st time... and I do remember him saying we checked out everything under car including the TIRES ....
I am baffled, and i don't wanna sound like an idiot and call them and ask "hey did you put air in the tires?"
what could have happened?
could my shocks finally have given up RIGHT WHEN i got the car back ??? heck of a coincidence I'd think...
Last edited by ortbird; 09-25-2009 at 04:02 PM.