Question about 2002 Pontiac Bonneville
THE REAR DRIVER SIDE AIR SHOCK IS LEAKING OIL. WHAT SHOULD BE DONE? CAN IT BE REPAIRED OR DOES IT NEED TO BE REPLACED? IF IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, DO YOU NEED TO REPLACE BOTH REAR SHOCKS OR JUST THE LEAKING ONE? HOW DO I REPAIR OR REPLACE THE SHOCK?
You could replace the one shock but do you know why it is leaking oil? Typically unless there was something traumatic to happen to one of the rear shocks, then if one is going you can almost be the other one will go soon. I ended up having too many problems with the air ride suspensions. If you haven't yet, look into conversion kits as something to consider for down the road if nothing else. www.strutmasters.com has a great kit that is made in America and comes with a lifetime warranty. They have a good reputation and track record and can help you save some money and find the permanent solution if anything else goes wrong.
Posted on May 01, 2009
The rear shock will need to be replaced if it is leaking oil. depending on the mileage on the rear shocks, you may want to replace them as a pair. many of the bonnevilles have a rear air shock self leveling system and it is not that hard to replace one or both of them. make sure to check all the rubber and/or plastic air supply hoses for cracks or loose fit as this will let the rear air shocks to bleed down and cause possible damage to them. if you have not done this type of repair before, i would recommend getting help from a mechanic or reference a repair manual.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
Hi, you must replace that shock and its not that big a deal=
i did both sides of a 2000 ssei in 1.5 hours- shocks- munroe airmax were 100 for both not bad price
two bolts in trunk under liner on wheel and 1 bolt on the bottom
1 loosen 2 bolts on trunk nly half way
2 jack up car and ssupport the control arm that shock is bolted to with jack
remove bottom bolts- air line from shhock
take bolt off bottom so jack is holding it on
4 take two bolts from top in trunk
5 slowly lower the control arm jack and the shock will come off--
you can push up on shock to msake smaller to get it out
6 put in new shock- top spacer and bolts on top- you jack up the shock so the top pole of shock goes into hole in trunk
look at the mount where the shock hits the wheel hole- if rusted\damaged- replace it- two bolts on top in trunk
7 put bottom bolt on and make all 3 tight
8 slowly lower control arm and watch and listen to see if shock is loose
9 lower car and drive test short- put on wheel!!.....lol
10 look at it after test and check things again for loose- you will feel it if you drive
Posted on Oct 02, 2014
U will need to replace it just the leaking one
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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