No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Take a closer look and see if the springs are broken; a bunch if people in the north seem to break springs.
The seals would definitely do that, but I've personally never seen that happen without a pothole or ditch being involved.
I'd crawl under there and look closely; if the seals died recently, there should be oil everywhere down the shock. I've split a shock all the way down the side, but not on one of these cars, thankfully.
The springs should be obvious if they're broken...
Also check the upper inner control arm bushing; I found those bad suddenly in my black Cougar.
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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