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I have a 1992 Seville and it has reached its point of needing new struts all the way around. I don't even think I am going to attempt to change the front struts, but I was going to attempt to change the rear ones. I need some advice...is there anything specific I need to know or any special tools that I would need??? I have changed a million shock absorbers in my life, but never anything like my Seville has. Thanks. :unsure:

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I would buy the service manual for your car, read it, and familiarize yourself with the car as much as possible. Usually you can find one used on ebay at a substantial savings over the usual $110 that's charged when bought new.

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That car has electronic struts and the message "Service Ride Control" should be manually turned off after you replace the electronic struts with passive struts. I believe Cadillac no longer makes the electronic struts for that car so your only choice will be passive struts. I too have the 92 Seville with 4 passive struts and the car rides great so you will not be disappointed after you do the switchover.

You will need to do a wheel alignment after you change the struts, there's no getting around it. I let my mechanic change all the struts and do the alignment.

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i would recommend Chilton repair manual for your car (some 20-25$). My Chilton have done great helping me out everytime i fixed something. It has great illustrations and comrehensive guide how to remove and install stuff. As for struts you definitely need a coill spring compressor. I ams ure you have one, if you did the job before.

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Go to the home page here, FAQ's..Lots of info on this subject, particullarly pertaining to '92's (Bruce's original STS) Here's a link that may get you there, otherwise just go to the upper left hand corner...


'93 STS.. opened, dropped, wide...fast.

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The rear shocks can be replaced with basic hand tools. Unlike the newer Sevilles, the rear struts on the 92s uses a transverse lead spring, so no strut compressor is needed. Really easy job, can be done in a few hours.

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