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Old 07-15-2006, 08:27 PM   #11
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Unless I'm missing something here, the leveling system won't compensate for a shock that has leaking internal seals. It sounds to me like you found the problem.
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Unless I'm missing something here, the leveling system won't compensate for a shock that has leaking internal seals. It sounds to me like you found the problem.
That'* what I'm thinking. I could feel the shock filling with air, or at least the rubber boot around the lower section of the shock was filling with air. BUT, if there are internals that are worn out, I don't think the shock will perform correctly.
I guess I'll replace both rear shocks and then get an alignment.
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Don't forget the rear adjustment link, it is the bar that holds the rear toe in place. They can cause the same concern. With car on ground, crawl under and check both sides.
There are tie rod ends on them and they like to go bad and cause the rear tire to move around over bumps and usually make a rattle noise also.
I had a guy at the dealership tell me about the rear tie rods. I'm not hearing anything when hitting bumps in the road and everything looks/feels tight.
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***UPDATE***
Took it over to a local Pontiac dealer and verified what I thought was wrong.
Rear shocks are toast. They quoted me 655.00 to replace the shocks and do an alignment. Needleass to say, I'll replace the shocks myself.

Any suggestions on what shocks to get? I haven't priced shocks from GM yet, but I can get Monroes for about 70.00 a piece

Thanks for all the help on this
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Go with the Monroes. Also, check (or you may just want to replace) the shock mounts. A few, including me, have had problems with those going. Don't get the cheap ones as they don't isolate well enough and you'll end up with a clunk in the back end (of your car).
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Mine has just started to bounce again.........it used to only bounce in the winter when it was very cold.

Right now the car looks like it came oout of the 60'* its all jacked up in the back end.

All of the gages came on at once........It was time for a oil change...the oil light came on.....the tires were alittle slack and the tire pressure light came on.

both the tire and oil were taking care of and the lights went out.

everything fine till I run over a bump and me and the car are bumping down the road.


I think im going to reset the car see how that goes.............um how do you reset it.

do I just disconect the battery?
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Fredbear - yours is likely a different problem. If the back end is jacked up that far, it is likely the ALC control switch. That has been known to cause problems. It fills the air shocks up all the way which will cause the high back end, rough ride, and handling problems.
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yeah I had my wife turn the car off and on while I listened..............the pump was coming on and shutting off but like I said the shocks are sitting about two inches high.Alc huh Ill check that out
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That'* normal operation for the pump to run for a short time each time the key is turned on. If it is only a couple of inches high, you may be able to get away with just adjust the ALCs setting.
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ok Ill bite hows that done?............Ive done a seearch here and theres not alot listed like other problems
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