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Old 08-17-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Question stiff rear end ride

Replaced the rear struts because the old ones would leak down overnight on 2003 bonneville SLE and now I get a stiff ride in the rear. It has ELS. The car sits level. What could be the problem?


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I know this is not an answer but another question.. how hard to replace struts? (1-10 scale)
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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easy.....1
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Ditto that. The toughest part (I did mine on Friday) was jacking up the car and removing the wheels. I just did it with the Monroes and I think it is a little firmer than stock, but not much.
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I installed Napa ma822 (I think that'* the #). Could there be some suspension binding. It feels as if the struts are locked up. I removed the air line and took it for a ride and it feels the same.

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That'* the Monroe part number, same as what I installed. I know I've seen a few comments that some people think they are too stiff of a ride.
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how much air pressure should you have in the suspension
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I was told not to get the GM stock replacements because they are too stiff. Anybody use the GM replacements? The GM dealer said they use Napa MA822'*. I am not happy with the ride. Does anybody have any suggestions on a ELS shock with a better ride?
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