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Rear shock absorbers in 1997 Olds Regency

I suspect the shocks are worn out. I hit small bumps in road and the rear feels like it hits bottom. I test by bouncing the rear up and down but it stops after one bounce. Are there any special adjustments to be made on new shocks?

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No Adjustments. The shocks are just too Soft. Replace them with the Originals From Factory and they will be better. They get softer the longer they are used.

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