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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Dont get Monroe Max Air. they suck. And I'm pretty sur eone is already leaking even though I got them ...
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    Re: 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks

    Dont get Monroe Max Air. they suck. And I'm pretty sur eone is already leaking even though I got them replaced in winter.

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    Re: 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by pompste View Post
    I had "passive" non-air rear shocks installed on both my Sedan Deville`s within the past 3 years and they work great---even with the existing springs.Ride height is exactly the same as with the original air shocks also.
    Hmmm...maybe my springs are shot in the back? Mine sits down pretty close to the bump stops without the air shocks. Could be because it's a limo, too, I guess.

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    Re: 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks

    So my GM 141248 line kit came in today. After reading some posts here, I think I know what to do with it (no instructions came with it). But one thing bothers me: what the heck is the big spring for? Some other application? It's been asked here before but I didn't find an answer.

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    Re: 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks

    Having problems with the top bolts on my '96 Fleetwood Brougham right now. Any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by turbojimmy View Post

    The job just plain sucks. Getting up at the nuts at the top of the shocks is ridiculous. How much effort would it have been to weld the nuts to the frame during assembly? Did GM not envision anyone ever replacing the shock absorbers? I'm not looking forward to crawling back under there to install the line kit once it arrives.

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    Re: 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks

    Long skinny arms help. Along with a nice box wrench, and a 3/8 drive socket with at least 18" of extensions. Install them with the bolts upside down, it's easier.

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    Re: 93 Fleetwood rear air shocks

    Also something to know for deciding to replace the shocks to non air ride. If you have a leak fix it as soon as possible because that's really the only time the compressor goes bad, when it constantly runs. Normal run time isn't enough to wear it down even after 20 years. If it's not broke don't fix it imo. But hey if you don't want the compressor anymore I'll pay shipping

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