micahdaniel Posted April 2, 2008 Report Share Posted April 2, 2008 I came out to my garage this morning and found about a cup of oil on the ground under the left rear control arm. After taking the wheel off, it appears to be coming from the shock. I have noticed lots of bounce at the rear when going over bumps. The caddy dealer wants $320 per shock. Arnott is $279/pair (and continues to use the air leveling my vehicle is equipped with) But rock auto has shocks for $21/each. I am sure that I cannot use the air leveling with these. I found the TSB on this site that will turn off the dashboard light, but what about the air equipment. Will the compressor be fine just by unplugging? My Chilton manual is not good for this repair. The rockauto part doesn't even appear to fit, based on the picture, except that the picture also shows what might be an adaptor that will make it fit. Has anyone used the rockauto shocks for this repair? They are KYB #343130 ; GR-2 Rear Another question is, is this a shock or a strut? Rock auto also lists a rear strut that is the AC Delco part. I concluded I have a shock based on the fact that the unit is separate from the spring coil. I'm not planning on owning this caddy much longer (I have to get better mpg than this), and I need the cheapest reasonable solution. Please help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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