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Thread: 1999 de Ville rear shock switch

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    Redbaycaddie is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    1999 de Ville rear shock switch

    Hello Gentlemen;

    I am preparing now to travel to Oregon to pick up the 99 de Ville I left there after my last USA vacation. I would like to change the rear shocks to manual air lift ones as the mechanism auto leveling on mine does not work well.

    I have a friend with a garage and good skills and tools, but wonder if anyone has changed rear shocks on this car at home?

    I must order the replacements before I arrive at his house, so any advice as to whether this is a skilled handyman job(that's US) would be welcome.

    I suspect with the rear wheels off and a good jack it should not be too hard, but am I correct?

    Ron in Brisbane Australia


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    Re: 1999 de Ville rear shock switch

    Off to FWD

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    Re: 1999 de Ville rear shock switch

    Not a hard job at all. Mine are just slightly different, but I did it in my garage in about :30 min.

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    Re: 1999 de Ville rear shock switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbaycaddie View Post
    Hello Gentlemen;

    I am preparing now to travel to Oregon to pick up the 99 de Ville I left there after my last USA vacation. I would like to change the rear shocks to manual air lift ones as the mechanism auto leveling on mine does not work well.

    I have a friend with a garage and good skills and tools, but wonder if anyone has changed rear shocks on this car at home?

    I must order the replacements before I arrive at his house, so any advice as to whether this is a skilled handyman job(that's US) would be welcome.

    I suspect with the rear wheels off and a good jack it should not be too hard, but am I correct?

    Ron in Brisbane Australia
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    replacing the rear shocks is a relatively simple job -
    basic skills and tools is all you really need -

    the best shocks for the money for your Deville -
    Monroe 40046 - $110.56 - each - with free shipping -
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047D9TS0/?ie=UTF8&
    me=ATVPDKIKX0DER


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    you will also need the AK29 - MANUAL FILL KIT -
    $12.08 - also from amazon -

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    just changed mine last week, definitely get a new air line kit, pretty easy only took about 15 min per shock

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    Re: 1999 de Ville rear shock switch

    The top nut needs to be removed while the rod on top is locked with a (I believe) T50 torx bit. That's basically the "special" procedure. Everything else is pretty straight forward.

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    Re: 1999 de Ville rear shock switch

    Thanks folks thats great and even the place to buy them too SO helpful I really appreciate it

    Ron in Brisbane Australia!


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