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My buick Lesabre drags in the rear I can't put any weight in the back and it drags. I was wondering what Dynaride means? I thought maybe it had air shocks but I have been told no. It is a 1998 in mint condition but it has always done this since it was new. Do I need to have different shocks installed? I only have 81000 miles on it.

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I would definitely try some different shocks. That is most likely your problem. Springs could do this but only if the where broken or loose. Usually always the shocks.

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