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She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

I drive a '97 SH and pretty recently I was changing the oil. Lifted the car, spent an hour trying to find my 17 wrench. Finished the change and lowered. Now my car has sort of a club foot kind of deal. When I drive it, it's not so smooth anymore. The car "dips" more than usual in the front driver's side. I'll scrape where I usually don't scrape. Worst of all, every time I drive over little bumps it does sort of a "rocking boat" motion.
I have no clue what it is. I got my brother to take a look at it, and he's stumped. Anyone have any possible ideas on what's "broken" and a probable cost of replacement? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.
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Oh, and what's the deal with the little Prelude lettering on the front grill of some Preludes? Mine doesn't have one. =/
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Re: She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

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Re: She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

Sounds like your shock went out.
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Re: She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

Oh I forgot to say that the driver's side is like .5" lower than the passenger.

Shock eh?

99-01!?!?!? I always thought the little lettering was cool. I want one. =/
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Re: She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

Yeah shock or your spring is F@%#&.
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Re: She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

Where did you put the jack, could you have bent something?
But yeah, dipping and rocking sounds like a problem with the shock. Check all your shocks for any oil leaking out and push down on each corner of the car, if one corner bounces you've found the problem.

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Re: She's got a clubfoot. HELP PLEASE!

My brother came to the conclusion that it was BOTH. T-T
We tried the whole push the corners down. Each side was the same. I don't understand. . .
And the cost of repair he said is going to be about $600.
Thanks for the help guys. =D

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