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Replace front shocks on 2011 Cadillac CTS

This video will show you how to replace the front shocks on a rear wheel drive CTS.

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do i need struts on the back end of my 2005 jeep grand cherokee


struts on the front contain shock absorbers as well as the pivot to turn the wheels where as on the rear they are just shock absorbers The replacement part is called an insert
so strut inserts on the front and shocks on the rear
the wheel alignment may be altered during the replacement process so it is suggested to have it done in suspension specialist shop

May 30, 2018 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

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HOW TO REMOVE REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS 2006 RAV4




Difficulty: Easy-ish
Time: About 1 hour
Tools: Two 17mm spanners - ring and open. Long spanners may help.

As the chart below shows, it's quite normal for a shock absorber to have traces of oil around the top. However leaks like level 3 to 1 mean the shock absorber (SA) needs replacing.



Probably a good idea to replace in pairs.

As always, apply hand-brake, chock the opposite front wheel and without the vehicle raised, slightly slacken off the road wheel nuts.

Jack the vehicle up and place on an axle stand: Maintenance 4 3 Replacing Rear Shock Absorbers Rav 4 Club

Aug 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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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.
Hope this helps!

Nov 15, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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I need shocks, they have never been replaced in 107K miles. Does this car have 4 shocks or 2 shocks and 2 struts


Thr front will be MacPherson struts, a shock absorber surrounded by a coil spring looking set-up.


FOR THE REAR:
If you have front wheel drive and you have Electronic Ride Control (ERC), then the rear suspension has "super lift air shocks".

If you have all wheel drive, then you have struts in the rear suspension.

Does help any?

Oct 26, 2009 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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does a 1999 chrysler 300M use shock absorbers or struts?


if front wheel drive its struts
if rear wheel drive its shocks
this is how you tell them apart

Dec 06, 2008 | 2000 Chrysler 300M

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