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It is hard to do if don't have a coil spring suppressor. It also could endanger your life if you don't know what your doing, if you don't think you can do this then don't.

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How do I chnage the front and rear shocks in a 2001 4.0


The shocks in the rear just unbolt top and bottom, disconnect the air line and replace them.

Struts are used in the front. You'll need to remove them and then have a spring compressor to change the struts. An alignment check is recommended after the struts are replaced.

Mar 31, 2012 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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How hard is it to replace a rear strut on a 91 chevrolet lumina


You need to have a floor jack and a couple of jack stands. Two bolts hold the strut to the rear wheel/brake assembly and I believe it is one bolt in the trunk. I changed mine about 3 years ago. You shouldn't need any special tools for this. You should have a 4 wheel alignment performed after the struts are replaced. The two bolts on the wheel assembly control the camber of the tire, I would recommend that you look at where the old bolts were when you tighten the bolts down for the new strut.

Sep 10, 2011 | 1991 Chevrolet Lumina

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My wifes taurus right rear strut is leaking fluid also sway bar mounting rod had a bolt snap off how much do you thinks it would cost to repair.thankyou.


Labor rates vary by location and shop, so it's hard to give an exact estimate. I will say that (if they are more than two years old) you should replace both rear struts, and if the front struts are more than about four years old, you most likely should replace them too.
Parts cost for the struts are about $100-$200 each depending on model and such. labor should be about the same amount. So you are looking at $400-$800 for both rear struts or $800-1600 for all four.
Assuming the bolt is not hard to reach to drill out, it should not be more than $50 or so. If it is hard to reach, it could be more.

Sep 06, 2010 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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Excessive bounce of rear end.


Actually, these are struts, and you need two new ones. You do not have an air suspension unless someone added one.

You will need a spring compressor to replace. The replacement struts can be bought for around $200 (ea) fully assembled, you can but the strut only (without springs or mounts) and take it and the old strut to a shop ($15.00 a strut to change spring and mount), or you can have them do the whole thing.

Apr 05, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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How do I replace my front and rear struts on my 91 geo prizm? Is it easy to do? Do I need more than just the struts or is there more pieces to it that need to be replaced with it?


about struts..if only replacing the strut you will need a spring compressor[ extreme caution] must be used .spring is under extreme pressure [never remove top center nut ] unless it is in the spring compressor.It isn't hard to replace the complete struts assembly you will also need to have a alignment done ..let us know by rating us if this helps.

Mar 19, 2010 | 1991 Geo Prizm

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Replace rear strut mounts


Not too hard but you have to remove the wheels and go into the trunk to remove the to nuts, under a cover.....

Feb 14, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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I need to replace the rear struts and would like step by step instructions...i have a 2002 hyundai XG350L


WOW STEP BY STEP! well its not hard im 19 and i have a hyundai xg350L and i change my rear struts by my self with two jacks. one to lift the car, and one to jack the spring and strut back up and under the car. then one vice grip and one pliers to take the nut off the strut and remove it from under the car. you will also need a rench to remove the bolt at the bottom of the strut. IT MIGHT BE A LOT TO DO BUT IM ABOUT TO REPLACE MY SPRINGS AND STRUTS AND REAR WHEEL BEARING AND I WILL POST IT UP AS A INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

Jan 08, 2010 | 2002 Hyundai XG350

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Does a 95 mustang have shocks or struts and how hard are they to chenge can you DIY it


struts in the front, shocks in the rear. struts take what are called cartridges, they require special tools to replace, shocks are just simple hand tools and very easy to replace.

Jun 14, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang

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Installing rear shocks/struts for 03 pontiac vibe is this a DIY


Your going to need a impack gun, various sucket and a spring compressor. 
Need to jack up the car and remove wheels. Re-move two lower bolts Re-move three upper strut mounts Re-move rear Rear strut assembly
Now the hard part Compress the springs Remove the strut nut holding the strut mount. note replace these with new ones. Take the springs out and replace the sturt.
Follow procedure in revers and have a friend to help.  Good luck and hope this helps

Apr 09, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Vibe

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