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How hard is to replace the shocks on the 2000 deville? the front ones, and what kind of special tools will I need?
I was also thinking about replacing the shoe pads, I was looking in this website and when I was about to order the shoe pads it asked me if they were ther heavy duty or not.. Im clueless, which model requires heavy duty?
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There are no "shocks" per se. The front suspension is composed of springs, struts (a very highly developed "shock" assembly), and control arms supporting the hubs and drive elements. The rear suspension is somewhat simpler, but with similar advanced parts. All are electronically controlled by a ride sensing system which adjusts level and height vs. loads. Replacement is not just a jack and 9/16" wrench affair, by a long shot. Brake pads are not difficult, but find the correct part # or aftermarket equivalent, and know how to compress the calipers and possibly bleed excess fluid. A long weekend, if no problems along the way.............
 
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