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    I have this issue on a 1994 GrandAm GT

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My 2003 oldsmobile bravada back end sits very low. Its either my strut or shocks.My question is, for this model, are the rear shocks coil or air springs?


The shocks do not set ride Hightower. The leaf springs set ride hieght in the rear. So ether the leaf springs are worn out or the shackles that hold the springs to the frame are broken (should be very obvious if they are). Most likely the rear leaf springs are the problem.

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Right Rear Coil spring Assembly Broken ( Pot Hole) Car is lower on right rear. Will I have to Replace both rear coil springs for this repair? Where can I get a schematic of shock coil spring assembly?


No, you don't absolutely have to replace both rear springs to make it all functional again. Having said that, if I were you, I would replace both so as to assure myself that I had a evenly balanced rear suspension.

As to the schematic, you can purchase a vehicle specific repair manual at your local PepBoys, Auto Zone, Advance, O'Reilly's, etc. that will contain the info you seek. Probably won't run over $25

Hope this is of some help.

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My rear end is almost on the tiresi was told it needs leaf springs but where do i get them


I would bet your car does not have leaf springs. It would have coil springs which are probably broken.
Any auto wrecker can give you a set cheap. Buy new rear struts to install with the springs. Be carefull , you need to have spring compressor tools to compress the spring before unbolting the strut. They are under lots of pressure and you could hurt yourself.

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My rear end has dropped and looks crazy and will not lift


Do you have:
1. Shocks and Leaf Springs?
If so: the Shocks could be "shot" and/or broken or completely discharged. OR the Leaf Springs Retainers or the Leaf Springs have broken. The Retainers should have two (2) bolts holding braces which hold the multiple leafs of the Leaf Springs together. Check these. Also you have bushings bolted then welded to the frame that will need to be checked.
2. Struts with Coils (Springs)?
If so: the Struts could be "shot, and/or broken or completely discharged. The Coils (Springs) could be broken of dislocated.
3. Coils (Springs) without Struts?
If so: the Coils (Springs) could be broken or dislocated.
4. Independent Bar Suspension?
If so: the independent bars could be bent, broken or dislocated from their frame connections with the frame.
5. Solid Axle?
If so: the Axle could be bent, broken or dislocated from their frame connections with the frame.
Since you cannot lift the vehicle, I am assuming you are using the jack under the axle to lift? This would point to the Axle/Bars being broken.

Was an excessive load (weight) put on the back of the SUV lately?

If you can't lift the rear of the vehicle, jack-up and properly support the front then jack-up and support the middle towars the rear of the vehicle to gain access to the rear of the vehicle for a better look.
However while doing this if the rear starts rising: keep a careful eye on the rear tires to see if they are going lower than what they would normally go when you are jacking-up the rear, especially with a broken Axle or Bars. THIS COULD CAUSE THE BROKEN OR DISLOCATED PARTS TO FURTHER BREAK OR CAUSE OTHER CONNECTING PARTS TO FAIL AND BREAK OR COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE REST OF THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE CAR. I have seen an Axle and Bars that were broken "pierce" into the body of the vehicle because they were not carefully watching.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have any additional information, problems, or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!
ps...when describing your problem feel free to fully explain in as much detail as you can, including in this case what type of rear suspension system you have, 2WD, 4WD, AWD, your engine size etc. There is no limit to describing your problem. It enables us to get a very precise answer to your very precise problem quicker.

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Replace broken rear coil spring on pontiac montana


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Removal & Installation

Remove or disconnect the following:
  • Brake hose bracket screw from the control arm
  • Shock absorber lower bolt while using a utility stand to support the rear axle
  • Tie rod from the rear axle
  • Spring and insulators after lowering the rear axle

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Exploded view of the coil spring assembly


To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Insulators and springs on the rear axle with the paint stripe is facing rearward
    • Rear axle tie rod after raising the rear axle into its proper position. Torque the nut to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm).
    • Shock absorbers to the rear axle. Torque the upper and lower nuts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
    • Brake hose bracket to the control arm. Torque the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  2. Remove the axle supports.

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You Need A STRUT TOOL to Compress Springs For Instalation onto Strut Assembly. With STRUT OUT Of Vehicle

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Check the rear springs and be sure the coils are not broken. Both of them broke on my 99 A4, right at the bottom where the spring sits on the perch. It didn't cause problems in driving since the continuous part of the spring was seated, but the excess seated spring coil was snapped off. I've seen it on other A4s as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if your Jetta has a similar problem. Dismount the rear wheels and inspect the coil springs - if they're broken, it'll be evident. If they are, you can likely pick up another set from someone on eBay or www.vwvortex.com at a reasonable price.

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