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    Shock Absorber

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    When a conventional shock absorber has been stored on a shelf in a horizontal position, an air space can develop within it. This will cause a skip in the middle of the shock's travel. If the air is not purged or bled, the shock can be misdiagnosed as defective.

    Bleeding/purging shocks of air is done as follows:

    • Extend the shock while it is in its normal vertical position.
    • Turn the shock over so that the top is down and fully collapse the shock.
    • Repeat the process four or five times while working out any skips caused by air.

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