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Old 06-01-2010, 05:21 PM
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Changing Rear Shocks

I searched and came up empty on replacing rear shocks. Is there a how to on here or am I missing something? I would like to tackle this myself.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:31 AM
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No need for a how-to. Four bolts. Take off the tires to save a couple of minutes. Most folks with tools can change them in under a half-hour for the pair. Without tools, as long as it takes you to drive to a buddy's house who has tools.

The fronts are tough.
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Link to "how-to" 4 rear shocks

http://www.trucktestdigest.com/TTDfe...ockInstall.htm

Follow the link above, it tells you the tools you need and the procedure. and if you still need help just ask. Thats what were here for, to help each other out.
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Thanks for the info guys and the link. I did not know it was that easy to do the rears. I only asked because I have never messed with shocks before and did not know if there was a load or not like the front.
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thx

just replaced the rear airbags on my gal's envoy.

the right rear shock is shot due to the air bag being deflated, i'm assuming.

anyway, great post as i was searching whether or not i'd b able ot do this replacement myself.

thx for the thread + link.
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the rears are easy.
I changed mine by laying on my back and undoing the nuts.
Did NOT remove tire.
Did NOT lift the vehicle.
About 30 min time.
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the rears are easy.
I changed mine by laying on my back and undoing the nuts.
Did NOT remove tire.
Did NOT lift the vehicle.
About 30 min time.
thanks for the info. i'm glad to see it's fairly easy
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:30 PM
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the rears are easy.
I changed mine by laying on my back and undoing the nuts.
Did NOT remove tire.
Did NOT lift the vehicle.
About 30 min time.
Did you use a floor jack to take any pressure off the shock?
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Except for gas pressurized shocks, there is NO pressure on the shock, and even a GP shock can be pushed into place by hand. It's not like they're a spring.
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What Roadie said.

Less than 10 minutes a side if you have a handy little portable torque driver like I do. No jacking; no removing wheels.

The top bolts don't even need a wrench on the other side because GM uses a blind nut.
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