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Suspension is really loose, ride is sloppy like it bounces up an down when going over bumps in the road. Is this the shocks? It is a 1998 olds brvada.

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Yes it's the shocks. They have an average life of 80,000 miles so replace them with life time replacement at Parts Source and don't buy the cheap ones, they don't work well and since there life time replacement parts. Spend a little more for the good ones, just keep the receipt in the glove box in your manuel. Good luck and hope this helps. you can change the shocks your self with common tolls. 

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