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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, What is this part called? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; https://imgur.com/a/CQBbavJ I have a 2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC and some rubber inside of the front right shock has been squeaking ...
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    What is this part called?

    https://imgur.com/a/CQBbavJ

    I have a 2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC and some rubber inside of the front right shock has been squeaking like a mafk and driving me crazy. It's not the bellows part itself I think, but a rubber bushing/ring thing inside of that. Whatever it is it's very loud and making it hard to be stylish.

    Is this the correct part to buy?

    https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/20...t_bellows.html

    Thank you all.

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    Re: What is this part called?

    Probably the upper strut (shocks are in the rear) bearing/insulator.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...416,suspension

    Jack up the front and extend the struts - shoot a stream of ArmorAll or Son Of A Gun up in there. See if it helps.

    Cadillac Forums is full of Cadillac info for your Eldorado Eldorado Sport Coupe.......

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    Re: What is this part called?

    Thank you very much for the reply boss.

    I took your advice and jacked up the strut. I hiked up the bellows and sure enough, a little plastic son of a bitch was all malformed up in there. So, as evidenced in the picture, I popped that sucker off with the crowbar. Nice and quiet now. I am guessing its function is to keep gunk out of that shiny strut? My new question: is it alright to drive around for a few days with that upper strut bearing thing off, until I get the new one? Thanks for the help man.

    https://imgur.com/a/G7J7kNP

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    Re: What is this part called?

    Looks like a dust cap on the piston rod - strut has to come out to replace it. Drive the car.

    Kicker is, those (ETC ???) VIN 9 CVRSS active electrical struts are made of Unobtainium and are scary hideously expensive IF you find them.

    If that's strut oil leaking under that dust cap it's only a matter of time before you convert all 4 corners to Monroe passive struts and shocks. Basscatt is the resident guru on Monroe conversions.

    ETC or ESC ??? Please update your profile - 2 VERY different cars, parts and service-wise.

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    Re: What is this part called?

    Thanks for the reply Submariner.

    You are correct, I have an ESC, not an ETC. I don't know how I got them confused, I have known this. Know I know it doubly. As for the oil I had sprayed some silicon lubricant on the stut before I removed the dust cap, it's not coming from within the strut. I didn't know the ETC and the ESC were so different. Anyway thank you for helping me out and for giving me all this info, it's much appreciated.

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