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1997 cadillac deville concour----rear struts needed


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Hi, need some help from anyone..........I have to replace the (2) rear electronic air struts on my 1997 cadillac deville concour..........does anyone know where i can purchase inexpensive struts for this car? i've been to a couple of sites like arnold and strutmasters but has anyone out there had to replace rear struts???? i'd like to get some feedback before i make this expensive purchase........please email me directly or post to blacklab2@charter.net thanks! wendell brink (vincennes, indiana)....

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If you're a DIY person for this type of thing there are sources of parts:

http://www.rockauto.com/ (best price)

http://www.newcadillacparts.com/

http://www.cadauto.com/ (used parts)

The link to Brasington that Ranger put up looks to be very good, too. Plus, some dealers that advertise on Caddyinfo sell online or by phone,ay discount, and will ship. I've used DeSimone's parts department and they are excellent -- the best. Their site is

http://desimonecadillac.com/Default.aspx

Click the Parts link and select Order Parts, or just call.

If you want to have it done, Meineke, Midas or other reputable chain should be able to work with you regarding selection of OEM quality without dealer prices without problems.

I would be careful about disabling OEM capabilities like air leveling or RSS because you will likely miss it and you will pay for it when you sell or trade your car. Also, getting the OBD II codes and DIC messages to go away can be a project in itself.

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If you're a DIY person for this type of thing there are sources of parts:

http://www.rockauto.com/ (best price)

http://www.newcadillacparts.com/

http://www.cadauto.com/ (used parts)

The link to Brasington that Ranger put up looks to be very good, too. Plus, some dealers that advertise on Caddyinfo sell online or by phone,ay discount, and will ship. I've used DeSimone's parts department and they are excellent -- the best. Their site is

http://desimonecadillac.com/Default.aspx

Click the Parts link and select Order Parts, or just call.

If you want to have it done, Meineke, Midas or other reputable chain should be able to work with you regarding selection of OEM quality without dealer prices without problems.

I would be careful about disabling OEM capabilities like air leveling or RSS because you will likely miss it and you will pay for it when you sell or trade your car. Also, getting the OBD II codes and DIC messages to go away can be a project in itself.

thanks for the help but here is a question for you because i'm very confused: does my vehicle have shocks or struts in the rear????????

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struts in the front, shocks in the rear. A strut is a shock with a concentric spring (the spring surrounds the shock assembly).

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:D hi i have a 97 concours i replaced all shocks wih arnott shocks and struts im a happy camper no codes firm crisp ride i think the rears were 299 for the pair we were ableto do it in the driveway

just my .02 john

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:D hi i have a 97 concours i replaced all shocks wih arnott shocks and struts im a happy camper no codes firm crisp ride i think the rears were 299 for the pair we were ableto do it in the driveway

just my .02 john

i'm terrified to change them on my own............not knowing much about doing the job was it hard??????

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I did front struts and rear air shocks on my 96 Deville along with front and rear springs. The rear struts are very easy to do. The only trick is that you might need an allen or torx socket to hold the shaft from turning.

If you go passive you will lose the electronic control (variable dampening) but you will keep the level control.

I used Boston Suspension, if I had a chance to do it over I would use Arnott.

Here is my Rear Suspension thread:

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