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A strut is a combination of a spring to hold the car up and a shock which dampers the bounce after a speed bump or pot hole. If the shock portion fails the vehicle will lean more in turns and it will continue to bounce after bumps are driven over. If the spring breaks you will here some noise occuring and notice the vehicle sagging on that corner showing lower than the other 3 corners.