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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, 2006 Escalade hits bumps hard in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by wake I thought so too originally. Replaced the shocks with Monroe passives for that vehicle, no change ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wake

    I thought so too originally. Replaced the shocks with Monroe passives for that vehicle, no change in ride which is what is making me suspect the torsion bars.
    Monroe shocks(except oem) isn't highly rated on ride comfort

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    Re: 2006 Escalade hits bumps hard

    Quote Originally Posted by wake View Post
    I sure hope I don't go through replacing everything and find myself in your position. I also wonder if the torsion bar suspension could be suspect. Do these things ever wear out? With a 6000lb vehicle I wonder if those would be worth looking at replacing. Even with new shocks (aftermarket Monroe) it almost feels like there's no real resistance in the suspension on rough or uneven roads.

    Out of curiosity did you only do the front suspension? Mine seems to also have a little shimmy in the back over bumps on curved roads. I replaced the lower control arms in the back and I'm thinking about doing the panhard bar as well since that controls the lateral movement in the rear. It almost feels like the back end, 'wags'.
    I did the rear as well. New rear shocks and energy suspension bushings. I do believe I have finally found the problem though. Last week I changed out the front and rear driveshaft u-joints and it didn't seem to do much good. However they were pretty tight when I installed them and now that the u-joints have broken in, the shaking has changed. It now feels like the driveshaft is out of balance. So after a closer inspection, I found that the front end of the rear driveshaft has a slight wobble to it. I'm assuming that I bent it a little when pressing in the new u-joints. I will try straightening it tomorrow, but I'm pretty optimistic that the initial problem was the driveshafts were shaking the car because they couldn't move freely (u-joints). I'll post back tomorrow and let you know what I find.

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    Re: 2006 Escalade hits bumps hard

    Well it turns out that it was the u-joints on the rear drive shaft. The new ones I had installed were a little too tight and causing the whole car to still shake. After removing them and ever so slightly prying the yoke open a tiny bit more, they were able to move freely and my shaking is gone... damn it took a long time to figure this one out. I can't believe that two Cadillac dealerships were unable to identify this problem. You know what they say, "If you want it done right, you've gotta do it yourself..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedyk43
    Well it turns out that it was the u-joints on the rear drive shaft. The new ones I had installed were a little too tight and causing the whole car to still shake. After removing them and ever so slightly prying the yoke open a tiny bit more, they were able to move freely and my shaking is gone... damn it took a long time to figure this one out. I can't believe that two Cadillac dealerships were unable to identify this problem. You know what they say, "If you want it done right, you've gotta do it yourself..."
    So true

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    Re: 2006 Escalade hits bumps hard

    Quote Originally Posted by mikedyk43 View Post
    Well it turns out that it was the u-joints on the rear drive shaft. The new ones I had installed were a little too tight and causing the whole car to still shake. After removing them and ever so slightly prying the yoke open a tiny bit more, they were able to move freely and my shaking is gone... damn it took a long time to figure this one out. I can't believe that two Cadillac dealerships were unable to identify this problem. You know what they say, "If you want it done right, you've gotta do it yourself..."
    Hello mikedyk43,

    I am sorry you had to deal with an ongoing issue for an extended period of time with two dealers unable to identify the problem. I see you were able to figure the issue out on your own and install the u-joints on the rear drive shaft. I am glad you were able to resolve your concern.

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    Re: 2006 Escalade hits bumps hard

    Quote Originally Posted by mikedyk43 View Post
    Well it turns out that it was the u-joints on the rear drive shaft. The new ones I had installed were a little too tight and causing the whole car to still shake. After removing them and ever so slightly prying the yoke open a tiny bit more, they were able to move freely and my shaking is gone... damn it took a long time to figure this one out. I can't believe that two Cadillac dealerships were unable to identify this problem. You know what they say, "If you want it done right, you've gotta do it yourself..."
    Very interesting. I'll be shocked if that is all that is wrong with mine.

    My transmission has been out before (Jasper rebuild) before I bought it. I wonder if that's all it is.

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