Rear End jump and veers, what to check?

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    ragsled is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Rear End jump and veers, what to check?

    I have a 1996 deville base, when I hit certain bumps, the rear of the car shoots to the right, which makes the front go left. Kinda scary sometimes. What should I look at? Bushings, struts, bearings, anything jump to mind? There doesn't seem to be any sounds associated with this, it just veers. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks bob

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    Krashed989 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Rear End jump and veers, what to check?

    Sway bars. Take a rubber malet to the ends of both the front and rear ones to see if they make a knocking noise. The noise means that the end links are bad if you hear it. They are the only thing I can think of at the moment that would cause that sort of thing.

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    bschelle is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Rear End jump and veers, what to check?

    I would also suspect it might be the rear shocks. My 99 Deville would jump upon hitting road bumps. I changed the rear shocks and all is well!

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    cadi197 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Rear End jump and veers, what to check?

    IF it is the same problem as I had, it is neither of the last two post. I had the exact same problem, took it to a local shop and the showed me what the problem was. In the rear, since it is Independent Suspension, We have what is called rear knuckles. These knuckles connect the upper and lower control arms. Where these bolt up to the control arms, the knuckles have bushings that are pressed into the ends of them. These bushings wear out and need replaced. Now here is the kicker, whomever made those for cadillac never made replacement bushings, you must replace the whole damn knuckle and there is no aftermarket parts available. I went to my local Caddy dealer, they wanted $411 per side and I needed to replace both sides. I did some research on the net and found some for $256 a piece from a Actual dealer......I think it was Brassiger or Brassinton. Good Luck.

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