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Is it easy to replace rear shocks on a 2001 lesabre limited??

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Its not easy persay if you have time to do it then do it not hard at all

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Does a 2001 buick lesabre have shocks ? if so how much does it cost to replace?


Ok first of all your car has shocks in the rear and they are not very hard to replace or terribly expensive. The front has what they call struts which in effect are shocks with a springs wrapped around them as an assembly. Replacing struts can be expensive and will probably need to be changed by a shop if you are not equipped to do it yourself. You will most likely need to get the wheels aligned as well. I recommend calling around to different shops for a price. My guess for new front struts installed plus the alignment is $300-$400.

Sep 16, 2014 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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How to change rear shocks?


2 bolts on bottom of shock, 1 air line to disconnect and 1 bolt on top of shock (access it from the trunk). Piece of cake.

Jul 21, 2014 | 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited

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Approximately how much are rear shocks for a 2001 Buick Lesabre. How much to have them installed?


check rockauto.com u can have the originals 3 or days there prices is better than auto part stores if you acdelco pair there is 95.00 no than $80 have shocks installed

Jul 19, 2011 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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I am not getting any shock action on the rear of my 2000 Lesabre. The rear of the car gets unstable when hitting bumps; like driving a hardtail. The problem came on suddenly after not driving it for about...


Your Buick LeSabre may have air shocks on the rear. Check the shocks for leakage or stains from previous leaking. If the shocks are leaking you'll need to replace the set. Don't replace only one shock-replace them both.

Jan 01, 2011 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

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I have an oil leak in my Buick Lesabre rear shock. There is one line entering the side of the shock , so i assume they are air lines. Is this correct. My Buick is a 2001. Do you have these in stock? If so...


Yes there air shock's, NAPA auto parts stock them, the part number is MA822, they cost about $82.00 for the pair, same part we install here at my repair shop, hope this was very helpful.

Nov 09, 2010 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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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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Kia Sedona rear os Shock 2.9TD 2001 is it easy to replace?


this job is easy enough the 4 bolts hold shock mounting plate undo plate with shock .attatched remove from car as you will probebly have to cut old shock to separate from plate due .to nuts being corroded on top of shock

Jan 31, 2010 | 2002 Kia Sedona

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Are their any speical problems or tricks in replacing air adjustable rear schocks on a 2001 buick custom


Removal & Installation

  1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  2. Support the control arm with a jack stand.

    0900c152802427b0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Use support bracket tool J-23028-01 mounted on a jack to support the rear lower control arm
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Electronic Ride Control (ELC) air tube from the shock Two bolts securing the shock to the control arm Trunk trim to gain access to the shock upper mounting nuts. Cover, the two nuts, and the reinforcement from the top of the shock Shock from the vehicle

    0900c152802427e1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Remove the cover to gain access to the upper shock absorber mounting components-rear suspension


    0900c152802427e2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the lower shock absorber mounting to the knuckle assembly-rear suspension


To install:
Install or connect the following:

Shock, reinforcement, and the two nuts. Tighten the mounting nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Shock cover Trunk trim Shock-to-control arm bolts and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm) ELC air tube to the shock. Tire and wheel assembly

Apr 09, 2009 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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Rear shock replacement on 2002 lesabre with elec. levelers


The rear shocks are eather standard gas shocks, or air shocks. If you have and air system to control the shocks then you would just have to unbolt them and disconnect the air line. Install them just as you took them off. If its just reagular shocks then you would have to remove 2 bolts.


Some cases there are 4 wheel struts, then you would have to unbolt them from the fender wells in the trunk.

Not to bad of a job but it can take a few.

Feb 12, 2009 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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