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    2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    My 2005 Escalade ESV Platinum with 105,000 miles. I bought it last summer with
    98,000 and new tires. The tires are already cupping and I get a slight rumbling at
    highway speeds which gets worse the faster I go. I'm fairly sure these are original
    shocks. Does any of this sound like I need new shocks?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwowscaddy
    My 2005 Escalade ESV Platinum with 105,000 miles. I bought it last summer with
    98,000 and new tires. The tires are already cupping and I get a slight rumbling at
    highway speeds which gets worse the faster I go. I'm fairly sure these are original
    shocks. Does any of this sound like I need new shocks?
    Thanks.
    The rumbling noise is more likely a bearing in need of replacing
    Along with the front end needing a realignment
    The shocks don't cause nether issue

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    The rumbling noise is more likely a bearing in need of replacing
    Along with the front end needing a realignment
    The shocks don't cause nether issue
    ...but...at 105K I would start budgeting for R & R shocks soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprink60

    ...but...at 105K I would start budgeting for R & R shocks soon.
    Sprink you have a point on the shocks(worn shocks make a squeak noise though)

    Though the noise he is describing is a bearing problem(been there) as my previous car had the front wheel bearing wear out at 130,000 miles(it was one then the other later on)
    The wheel alignment is mentioned(uneven tire wear(I had to do mine when I got my tires changed))

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    I 'll have a mechanic check it out. Good call that it might be a bearing. Anyone know how much a new bearing and front end alignment might cost? I'll check with my local Cadillac dealer and the mechanic at a local Western Auto, auto repair/parts business, to get a comparison.

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    Cupping on tires is caused from worn shocks. If the tread pattern is wearing uneven then that is signs of the alignment being off.

    To replace the bearing you need the entire hub as its cheaper and cost like 50 bucks plus labor. The alignment varies I paid 80 for a full 4 wheel alignment when I got new tires 2 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwowscaddy
    I 'll have a mechanic check it out. Good call that it might be a bearing. Anyone know how much a new bearing and front end alignment might cost? I'll check with my local Cadillac dealer and the mechanic at a local Western Auto, auto repair/parts business, to get a comparison.
    The cost of the alignment depends on where you go

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    There is no 4 wheel alignment on an escalade, front wheel only. The rear end assembly is fixed not independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLMC
    There is no 4 wheel alignment on an escalade, front wheel only. The rear end assembly is fixed not independent.
    Yep or the cost for the alignment would be higher mine was around 40.00 bucks to do and has been great since(mine would pull a bit to the right before realignment)

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    yes...cupping of wheels is def sign of worn shocks

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    what bearing do yall think it is?...my 04 makes a noise up front but its starts humming on and then quits on decaleration

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdbvulcan
    what bearing do yall think it is?...my 04 makes a noise up front but its starts humming on and then quits on decaleration
    Mine does that as well but im pretty sure its the front diff, both wheel bearings have been changed before

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    about how much did it cost?

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    [QUOTE=wesyder;3358073]Mine does that as well but im pretty sure its the front diff, both wheel bearings have been changed before[/QUOTE about how much did it cost to replace both of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwowscaddy
    I 'll have a mechanic check it out. Good call that it might be a bearing. Anyone know how much a new bearing and front end alignment might cost? I'll check with my local Cadillac dealer and the mechanic at a local Western Auto, auto repair/parts business, to get a comparison.
    Shocks are good. My mechanic suggested to get all four wheels rebalanced and a front end alignment. I did that and all is good. He also changed the front and rear differentials and transfer case fluids. For $220.00 total for parts and labor. My local Cadillac dealer wanted $450.00+ for the same service.

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    Re: 2005 Escalade ESV: Do I need new shocks?

    My Escalade is rumbling from the front end too, it's more noticeable above 20-30mph with my foot on the gas, but when I let off the accelerator it goes away. I've seen someone on eBay that will rebuild your front diff for $850 shipped. I think their name is Gmgearheads and they use ac delco parts

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