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96 cadillac sts suspension

When you drive this vehicle it sounds like the struts are loose. They rattle front and back. Everything is tight. Someone mentioned that there are mounts that can be replaced but you distroy they shocks when disassembling them. ????? Anyone heard of this before

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No, although I would recomend replacing the shocks also.

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