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Old 02-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #21
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Thanks for the how to, I just finished changing my rear shocks. I wish everything on cars was this easy to replace.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #22
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thanks for this!
I have 55000 kms (30 kmiles) and rear shock is shot!
i couldnt believe it at inspection station when they failed our hhr. bummer! original lasted less than 5 years.

i am thinking of buying kybs, seems like all original stuff is cheapo quality despite the price. I am angry to GM for this.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:45 PM   #23
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55000 km and 4+ years is a problem, for a inexpensive and easy part to replace?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #24
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nice info will do this to my car
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:59 AM   #25
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whopper, its no actual problem, i was just surprised the short life of original shock. i would assume it would last longer.

of course its anyways good time to replace shocks after 35 000mi/55000kms.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #26
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Go to any manufactures website, I'll bet that they all "recommend" replacing shocks & struts every 40,000 miles or less.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #27
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:50 AM   #28
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btw. atleast on 2008 LT original shocks were to be opened with 19mm(upper) and 21mm(lower) bolts. Easy bolt on, old shocks were LIQUID shocks?!
replaced with KYB gas shocks.
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I tried to change rear shocks (chasing the annoying rattle) and couldn't get the bottom bolt loose! It seems to be stuck-rusted in the sleeve inside the rubber. After removing the upper bolt I see how they can wear and rattle- they have threads all the way to the head-no shoulder...john
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I tried to change rear shocks (chasing the annoying rattle) and couldn't get the bottom bolt loose! It seems to be stuck-rusted in the sleeve inside the rubber. After removing the upper bolt I see how they can wear and rattle- they have threads all the way to the head-no shoulder...john
Wow John !!! When I had mine off, they did have shoulder bolts..
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