Honda damper lockup

Honda notes that if a Crosstour is lifted on a frame lift, then lowered back to the ground, and the vehicle appears to sit higher than normal, the dampers may be locked up. This is most common in high-mileage vehicles. Damper lockup is a wear-and-tear issue that can happen over time, especially in hot weather climates.

After years of exposure to high temperatures, the polyurethane cushion inside the damper gets old and brittle. Raising the vehicle causes the damper piston to crush the brittle cushion against the top of the damper. Lowering the vehicle then causes bits and pieces of the cushion to plug-up the damper piston valves and openings, locking the damper in an extended position. Damper replacement is required.

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