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Hi all.

I am replacing the complete front struts on my 97 Deville and have run into the usual issues.

I bought new delco springs, mount kit, arnott struts, and bellow kits for both sides

I wanted to be able to assemble them and be able to just remove and install the new ones.

But Like usual I cannot get all of the parts. The lower insulator, upper insulator and plate are all I think I am missing.

Anyone have any insight on any of this?

It is a pain to have to disassemble the old units for the parts to have to reuse them on the new ones. Not sure why there are not kits available for them

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You will need a spring compressor to disassemble the components.  Many auto parts stores have them in their loan a tool program.

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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I know. 

I have done plenty. It is the issue of having to disassemble the old ones to reuse parts.

Worse yet is that if you take it apart and the parts are not reusable you are stuck. Wonder why there wasnt a kit offered

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THERE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB RIGHT - THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB AGAIN !!!

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still come up empty. I was only able to locate the lower insulator. No plate, or upper insulator.

I find the new body style like the 98 Seville, and 2000 Deville. but none  for my 97s

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o. Part # Description List Price Price  
2 22153148 Lower Seat, LEFT

 

$17.91 $11.38  
2 22153148 Lower Seat, RIGHT

 

$17.91 $11.38  
3 22197295 Spring, RIGHT

 

$128.08 $81.41  
3 22197295 Spring, LEFT

 

$128.08 $81.41  
4 22136273 Cover Boot, LEFT

 

- -  
4 22136273 Cover Boot, RIGHT

 

- -  
5 1634726 Stopper, LEFT

 

$31.76 $20.18  
5 1634726 Stopper, RIGHT

 

$31.76 $20.18  
6 22527791 Upper Insulator, RIGHT

 

- -  
6 22527791 Upper Insulator, LEFT

 

- -  
7 1634733 Upper Seat, RIGHT

 

- -  
7 1634733 Upper Seat, LEFT

 

- -  
8 22178708 Strut Mount, RIGHT

W/REALTIME DAMPING

- -  
8 22178707 Strut Mount, RIGHT

W/O REALTIME DAMPING

$184.49 $117.25  
8 22178708 Strut Mount, LEFT

W/REALTIME DAMPING

- -  
8 22178707 Strut Mount, LEFT

W/O REALTIME DAMPING

$184.49 $117.25  
9 11516383 Top Nut, LEFT

 

$3.48 $2.21  
9 11516383 Top Nut, RIGHT

 

$3.48 $2.21  
10 3531974 Cover Cap, LEFT

 

$9.00 $8.10  
10 3531974 Cover Cap, RIGHT

 

$9.00 $8.10  

 

What piece / pieces are you looking for?

THERE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB RIGHT - THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB AGAIN !!!

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The above is from http://www.cheapestgmparts.com/auto-parts/1997/cadillac/deville/d-elegance-trim/4-6l-v8-gas-engine/front-suspension-cat/struts-and-components-scat

It has part numbers for you to reference. You might try calling Arnott and see if they have the pieces you need.It Might work...

Another thing to think about is the part # for the upper insulator is also used on,

Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Northstar Sport 1993
Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Northstar Touring 1993
Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Cadillac Base 1993
Cadillac Eldorado Base 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Cadillac Eldorado ESC 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Cadillac Eldorado ETC 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Cadillac Eldorado Touring 1992, 1994

 

GM doesn't like to throw old production parts away, and will not think twice about using parts from Buick, Olds etc... Cross reference the part numbers.
Edited by OldCadTech

THERE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB RIGHT - THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB AGAIN !!!

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