For my 92 Seville, they want 350 for they front and 400 for the back to replace my struts/shocks, can't remember. Anyway, they are computer controlled, but even cadillac uses a third party kinda thing that doesn't dependon the computer, so replacing them are cheaper than 2 years ago.
You can maintain these cars inexpensively....But you gotta do the labor yourself! You should also shop around for the parts!many times used is as good as new. Many times you can buy the components and rebuild stuff yourself and save a ton of money!
These prices quoted are within the last month or two and are for my car and a couple of my buddies cars that I work on and represent my cost for doing the jobs myself.The brake job was on my car and the cost shown is the total that I paid + about two hours of my time!
Stabilizer bar end links are a snap. I've done them on a few different vehicles. Quite often, you can even do the front ones without jacking up the car - just crank the steering to expose the link. Easier with the car raised, of course.
The only potential problem is rust (depends on your climate). The end links generally see a lot of tire splash & can rust in pretty good. Usually, if you can't unscrew the nuts, you can twist them off. The blue wrench (cutting torch) helps, but isn't essential.
I agree with that! The thing to remember is that it's just a bunch of stuff bolted together a certain way! As long as you can get it together the same way.....You're in business! These things are easier than you would think to work on once you get passed the intimidation factor I.M.O.!
I wish I found this site a little sooner so I would'nt have had to drop $900 on struts. Thats just parts, good thing a friend of mine owns a service station. Didn't even know they make a passive strut.
Actually Wes, my dad's minty 1979 Nova has been absolutely trouble free. Also his 1978 Chev Bonanza truck, I have never seen another one of those. Come to think of it, wasn't it 1981 that GM started using computers for engine management? HMMMMMMM, wonder if there is a connection there??!
New brakes, new Vogue tires and 2 new mufflers on my ETC at 123,000 miles......$2,500. I shopped, it was the best deal I found.
At 125,000 miles new water pump and cross over gaskets. $775. Still a good deal.
This is an immaculate, garaged, fair weather 15 year old ride.
If it was a 15 year old Ford, Dodge, Lincoln or Jaguar, I'd hesitate doing even an oil change. I'd probably throw it over a cliff.