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Thread: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

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    04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    The rubber boot on mine 04 driver side air shock is ripped. Should i just replace the one. Or just do both? Not sure if its leaking either. Truck Sits fine. I towed a motorcycle and trailer no problem? Also have some wobble coming from the driver side when i hit bumps. Could this be the ripped air shock problem. Feels kinda unstable at times. Any imput will be greatly appreciated


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    Re: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    Replace the pair...if one is gone the other will follow soon. Running it split you are probably over working the air compressor and whent it's gone get ready to replace it as well. The Escalade needs the rear Air Ride to complete the entire "Stabilitrac " dynamic. You just think it drives ok now...wait until you get it right...big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprink60
    Replace the pair...if one is gone the other will follow soon. Running it split you are probably over working the air compressor and whent it's gone get ready to replace it as well. The Escalade needs the rear Air Ride to complete the entire "Stabilitrac " dynamic. You just think it drives ok now...wait until you get it right...big difference.
    I agree it is a big difference

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    Re: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    Yea i figured thAt. I ordered both already. Ill let u know how it feels after i install them. Thanks.

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    Re: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    i have a question how do you know if the shocks are good is there a way to test or do something , inspect?? I just had my esv for 2 months so Im new to the truck , ride feels good anything is better then riding in a lowered bmw.. but just checking...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosatyme72
    i have a question how do you know if the shocks are good is there a way to test or do something , inspect?? I just had my esv for 2 months so Im new to the truck , ride feels good anything is better then riding in a lowered bmw.. but just checking...thanks
    Spray the shocks with some soapy water and work the back end of the truck while watching for bubbles

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    Re: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    Replaced both rear shocks with the monroe 40034's ....installation was simple. Used a jack and one jackstand for saftey. Did one side at a time. Took it for a test ride to work this morning and what a f-ing difference. Truck is alot tighter on bumps and turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Je357
    Replaced both rear shocks with the monroe 40034's ....installation was simple. Used a jack and one jackstand for saftey. Did one side at a time. Took it for a test ride to work this morning and what a f-ing difference. Truck is alot tighter on bumps and turns.
    Told ya it makes a difference
    Glad to hear you got them replaced
    I put the order in for mine last night (waiting for them to ship)
    I already have the compressor

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    Re: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    where did you get them from and how much?? both my rear shocks the rubber part is ripped so time to replace...

    Quote Originally Posted by Je357 View Post
    Replaced both rear shocks with the monroe 40034's ....installation was simple. Used a jack and one jackstand for saftey. Did one side at a time. Took it for a test ride to work this morning and what a f-ing difference. Truck is alot tighter on bumps and turns.

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    Re: 04 escalade driver side rear air shock rubber ripped

    I need to do this!


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