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Jack the car up and support by jack stands on the frame. Position your floor junk under the rear end and apply pressure to the jack. Remove the lower bolts on your shocks ,then slowly lower the jack down.you may have to work them a little bit to get the old ones out and the new ones in but it's not a bad job.

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Bottoming out rides rough. Can Air shocks be bled off to help smooth the ride?


bottoming out usually means rear air shocks have gone out or if in the front bad struts ,is the air pump coming on should here it when you start car and put weight in the rear

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Where do I put the supports when working underneath 2006 Chevy Malibu? I need to change my rear shocks


Look under the car - you'll see 2 long metal rails ( the frame rails) . Support each side with a 2 ton minimum jack stand fully extended approximately one foot ( 12" ) in front of the rear wheels. Now use your jack ( preferably floor style ) to lift one of the rear wheels to relieve the pressure on the shock. Remove fasteners securing the shock, then remove and replace the shock. If the new shock has a plastic strap attached, do not cut this strap until you have mounted the shock on the vehicle. If you do not have an exposed frame rail, you'll see a "pad" in front of the rear wheel close to the outside of the car - it should be about 10 inches in from the pinch weld and about 12 inches in front of the wheel. Use this pad for the stand and lift the vehicle by the c shaped bar that goes from 1 rear wheel to the other. Do not support the car with just the jack -it could let loose and drop the car on you.
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If you want to replace rear shocks you'll need a socket set, jacks, jack stands, and new shock absorbers from the parts store.

Replace shocks when the rear end bounces up and down more than 3 times after depressing the bumper 6."

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Instructions for replacing shocks & struts


Ok first off if the vehicle is equipped with air ride you need to turn the air ride off or you will blow out the rear bags when the rear is off the ground.

For the front Remove the wheel. Take off the upper shock nut. Now remover the two lower retaining nuts. Compress the shock and pull it out. Install in reverse order. Before installing the new shock push the piston completely down and allow it to return. Do this 2 to 3 times.

For the rear remove the wheel support the rear end with jack stands at the jack points. Now use your jack (not a scissor jack) and place it under the rear diff to support the rear diff. If you have another set of jack stands use them and support the rear axle as it sits.

Remove the lower shock bolt. Now remove the two upper shock bolts and the shock will come right out.



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How do I replace rear air shocks on 2001 buick lesabre?


Take skirting down in trunk on the side you are working on. Remove center nut on shock 15MM. Then jack that side up or whole rear of car and place jack stand or jack under control arm. Now you can remove the two 10MM bolts that fasten the bottom of the shock to the control arm, most of the time the speed nuts brake but you can hold on to them with a pair of pliers. Once this is done remove the shock place all hardware on shock and install. The new shock will come with an 18MM center nut. Hope this helps.

Jun 30, 2010 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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Clunking sound from vehicle rear whenever vehicle


COULD BE A RUBBER BUSHING IS GOING OR HAS GONE BAD THEY ARE USALY FOUND ANY WHERE METAL HAS TO BE CONECTED TO METAL LIKE THE SHOCKS TO THE FRAME THEY ARE JUST RUBBER AND IT EASY TO TELL IF THEY ARE BAD AS THEY WILL BE CRACKED OR GONE JACK UP THE AND GET UNDER THEIR TO SEE IF YOU CAN DUPLICATE THIS SOUND WITH YOUR HANDS (NOT WHILE UNDER THE CAR ) BY TRYING TO MOVE THE WHEEL OR JUST GIVE IT A LIL KICK AS THE FORCE OF THE CAR AND IT WEIHGT MIGHT BE WAY MORE THAN YOU CAN DUPLICATE WITH YOURE HANDS SO HOPFULLY WHEN YOU JACK IT UP THE RELEASE OF WEIGHT MIGHT MAKE IT MORE EASY TO HEAR

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How do i change the rear shocks on toyota previa


Some SUVs the rear shocks bolt to the floor panel and some bolt to a hanging bracket from the bottom. The bottom of the shock always uses the rear axle bracket. Make sure the car is jacked up safe with jack stands and level surface

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ONE REAR AIR SHOCK IS LEAKING IN MY 2002 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE


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.

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