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Need to replace rear struts

I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Gt 2 that makes a clanking noise every time I go over a bump or pot whole coming from the rear of the car. It was recomended by my garage to replace the rear sway bars. I had that done and it still is making the noise, so they said that I may need to replace the rear struts. How long does it take to put new struts on my car?

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    My garage found that the rear struts were fine but the right rear strut mount was partly cracked so the mechanic replaced the mount. Then he took it for a test drive, that didn't stop the noise. The head mechanic wants me to leave it for a day at his garage to have more people around to see if they can find where the noise is coming from. Do you have any ideas as to what it could be?

  • Green GT May 09, 2009

    My 2004 Grand Prix GT has 87,000 miles and also makes a clunking sound in the rear when going over rough roads and bumps. I hate to replace the struts if this isn't the problem.

    Did replacing the rear struts correct the problem on your Grand Prix?



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It depends on who does it. If you are doing it by yourself, I would allow at least a couple of hours on each side, although it should take no more than one per side. If you have air tools and a lift, it should take between an hour or two from start to finish, since removing wheels, bolts etc would be fast. Hope this helps you, Rick

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