Last post on Oct 28, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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Buick LeSabre, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#49 of 51 Re: Rear shocks on 2004 Lesabre Ltd [imidazol97]
Oct 28, 2013 (7:09 am)
Thank you, sir! That's great info and you essentially predicted my next question - whether I needed to support the wheel independently.
#50 of 51 Re: Rear shocks on 2004 Lesabre Ltd [soonerdew]
Oct 28, 2013 (7:28 am)
If I recall, I took off the tire and then supported the arm with a large block of wood. I lowered the car jack to take some tension off the top and bottom of the shock.
I recall something about the nuts used on the old shocks. They corroded to the bolt of something. I had to replace one of them with a corrosion plated
bolt from the local hardware store.
#51 of 51 Re: Rear shocks on 2004 Lesabre Ltd [imidazol97]
Oct 28, 2013 (7:46 am)
Perfect notion on the wood block support. Job is getting simpler as I read this
Re the bolts...as I was researching this project, definitely saw some cautionary info on the risk for breaking some of the bolts, and that it was a good idea to have a handful of M8x1.25 bolts on hand just in case.