At nearly 95k miles, the original front struts on the '98 LeSabre (F41 w/ rear ELC) are starting to show signs of weakness (front gets jumpy on hard braking, starting to lose tracking on bumpy roads, a little too much "bounce" on the bumper "push test"). I am hoping to get another 3-6 months of life out of them before replacing them.
Rear original air struts seem to be just fine. All other suspension parts are OK, as far as I can tell (visually fine, no leaks, creaks or noises, no other ride complaints).
So suspension guys, from searching the forum, it seems I want Monroe Sensatrac part number 71822 for front struts. Is this right? Is there a better option?
Supplemental question: Are these front struts a shop job or DIY? I'll be getting an alignment either way, of course.
(Note: Last time I changed struts was on a 97 Altima--using 2 sets
of Autozone loaner spring tools, I felt like I could have been killed any moment, and those springs were WAY less "beefy" than the Buick'*