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Hello, i hve Denali Yukon 2003 , just one before i replace rare air suspension shock just 20 days before bought original. today i found left side shock rubber are burst and broken badly i check rare area ever thing fine please advise me what is the reason it happen or what is solution to fix it, if should not be happen again. Regard

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    April McKillop Mar 27, 2014

    if i understand your question [it's not that clear] you bought a new rare air suspension shock and that one burst ... return it and they should replace it if it is indeed new ... labor is on you ... IF you just had one burst the manufacture recommends you change them between 50-75000 miles or they wear out. mine just did so i am replacing both now .. be careful driving it if you do as the computer will shut down your ABS and TRACTION control to protect it's self AND if you keep driving it that way [broken] the engine will With out warning no matter how fast your going shut it's self down for protect to under 30 mph no matter if your on the freeway or not with NO brake lights to warn other drivers ... there Maybe something in there that is poking into it as you drive have your mechanic check your rear suspension Before installing a new one ... in northern cali the cost to repair 1 is about $1000.00 [part and labor included] that's why we are doing it 1 time and replacing both of them as my right rear burst also ... hope this helps


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If it was the same shock and you bought it new it should be under warranty. if it was the other side, they both should be replaced at the same time. i guess i am not clear what rubber you talk about, If it is just the boot, they are thin and rip easy. i do not how many miles are on your vehicle so i find it hard to help without knowing where you drive, how you drive, and limited information.

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