I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem on a cougar. My driver's side shock breaks off at the bottom where the mouting part is welded to the shock. I have had it aligned and had several people check it out. The spring isn't very straight and curves in toward the engine compartment, and I know this is what causes the shock to break but I can't figure out why the spring sits like that. I have also had the upper control arms replaced. Is this a weak spring condition or something else with the front end. Oh yeah, I even put a different spring in it hoping it would change it but to no avail. The spring wasn't new but I thought it would at least be a little different. Maybe it is the spring, but if anyone has had this problem and fixed could you let me know. Thanks in advance for the help.