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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Hey guys & gals, so i replaced my front shocks a few months ago, everything seemed to be fine until ...
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    New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    Hey guys & gals, so i replaced my front shocks a few months ago, everything seemed to be fine until last week or so.

    I began to get a sort of rattle (sounds like something is severely loose) so I got underneath the car, noticed the sway bar links were shot so I replaced them. That didnt fix the sound at all, and I'm just noticing now that the passenger side shock is sticking out at least 1/2 more than the driver side out of the shock mount in the engine bay. I would really hope that my shock isn't dead after a month or two.

    Anyways, heres some pictures of what im talking about. I think im hearing the washer at the top of the shock absorber hitting the top of the shock mount area. Please let me know your thoughts/how to test? Where to go from here? Thanks!

    Driver Side :



    Passenger Side:



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    Re: New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    your struts are probably shot to shit. when you replaced your front shocks, did you just replace the springs or replaced the springs and struts?

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    Re: New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    Replaced front shocks no more than a couple months ago, and the springs cant be older than a year, Eibach.

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    Did u replace the strut mounts?
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    Re: New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    No I didn't. That seems to be the general consensus as to what the problem is.

    Now I really dont want to fork over the cash for brand new strut mounts when just the rubber bushing inside one of them gave way.

    I guess its off to the local parts yard to find a junked/crashed CTS that I can yank these bushings from.

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    Re: New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    Anyone parting out a CTS? Still no luck with finding these....

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    Re: New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    Try J.C Whitney, they have the strut mounts

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    Re: New Front Shock seems to be knocking - With Pictures

    In the pic you are down coolant.

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