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OE Replacement Front, Driver or Passenger Side Shock Absorber - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$19.00
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade All Submodels All Engines
  • 2003 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideType : Shock AbsorberDesign : MonotubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 10.63 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 15.12 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 4.49 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 89040177, 89040176Interchange Part Number : KG54327, 89040177, 89040176, 911505, 77803Lower Mount Style : Clevis/Fork Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stem Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver and Passenger Side Shock Absorber - Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$36.09
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2005 Cadillac Escalade Base 8 Cyl 5.3L
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2003 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Shock AbsorbersType : Shock AbsorberDesign : MonotubeQuantity Sold : Set of 2Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 10.63 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 15.12 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 4.49 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 89040177, 89040176Interchange Part Number : KG54327, 89040177, 89040176, 911505, 77803Lower Mount Style : Clevis/Fork Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stem Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Rear, Driver or Passenger Side Shock Absorber - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$26.96
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade All Submodels All Engines
  • 2003 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger SideType : Shock AbsorberDesign : MonotubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 15.27 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 23.54 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 8.26 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 15852157, 15852158Interchange Part Number : KG54341, 15852157, 15852158, 911506, 77953Lower Mount Style : Loop Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Loop Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front and Rear, Driver and Passenger Side Shock Absorber - Set of 4
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$87.31
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2005 Cadillac Escalade Base 8 Cyl 5.3L
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2003 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base 8 Cyl 6.0L
Product Details
Location : Front And Rear, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (4) Shock AbsorbersType : Shock AbsorberDesign : MonotubeQuantity Sold : Set of 4Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : Front - 10.63 in.; Rear - 15.27 in. Collapsed LengthDamper Travel : Front - 4.49 in.; Rear - 8.26 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 89040177, 89040176, 15852157, 15852158Interchange Part Number : KG54327, 89040177, 89040176, 911505, 77803, KG54341, 15852157, 15852158, 911506, 77953Lower Mount Style : Front - Clevis/Fork; Rear - Loop Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Front - Stem; Rear - Loop Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver or Passenger Side Strut - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$38.65
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2004 - 2009 Cadillac SRX All Submodels All Engines
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideType : StrutDesign : MonotubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 15.11 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 19.14 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 4.03 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 88955523, 88957129Interchange Part Number : 5.51608391343355E+72, 88955523, 88957129Lower Mount Style : Special construction Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stem Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver and Passenger Side Strut - Set of 1
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$73.44
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2004 - 2009 Cadillac SRX Base 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2004 - 2009 Cadillac SRX Base 8 Cyl 4.6L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) StrutsType : StrutDesign : MonotubeQuantity Sold : Set of 1Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 15.11 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 19.14 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 4.03 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 88955523, 88957129Interchange Part Number : 5.51608391343355E+72, 88955523, 88957129Lower Mount Style : Special construction Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stem Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Rear, Driver or Passenger Side Shock Absorber - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$29.16
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT All Submodels All Engines
  • 2002 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade All Submodels All Engines
  • 2003 - 2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV All Submodels All Engines
  • 2008 - 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2008 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2008 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2011 - 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Luxury 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2011 - 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Premium 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2011 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2011 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium 8 Cyl 6.2L
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger SideType : Shock AbsorberDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 14.64 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 24.01 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 9.37 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 15810161, 15935562Interchange Part Number : 345073, 15810161, 15935562, 911506, G63866Lower Mount Style : Loop Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Loop Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Rear, Driver and Passenger Side Shock Absorber - Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$55.41
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT All Submodels All Engines
  • 2002 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade All Submodels All Engines
  • 2003 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV All Submodels All Engines
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade Base 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 8 Cyl 6.2L
  • 2009 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2010 - 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Platinum 8 Cyl 6.0L
  • 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury 8 Cyl 6.2L Except Electronic Adjustable Suspension
  • 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium 8 Cyl 6.2L Except Electronic Adjustable Suspension
  • 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Luxury 8 Cyl 6.2L Except Electronic Adjustable Suspension
  • 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Premium 8 Cyl 6.2L Except Electronic Adjustable Suspension
  • 2011 Cadillac Escalade Luxury 8 Cyl 6.2L Except Electronic Adjustable Suspension
  • 2011 Cadillac Escalade Premium 8 Cyl 6.2L Except Electronic Adjustable Suspension
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Shock AbsorbersType : Shock AbsorberDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Set of 2Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 15810161, 15935562Interchange Part Number : 345073, 15810161, 15935562, 911506, G63866Warranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver or Passenger Side Strut - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$46.70
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2005 - 2009 Cadillac STS Base 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2005 - 2009 Cadillac STS Base 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2006 - 2009 Cadillac STS V 8 Cyl 4.4L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideType : StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 16.51 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 20.8 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 4.29 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 15145723, 15148389Interchange Part Number : 5.51606391353124E+72, 15145723, 15148389Lower Mount Style : Special construction Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stem Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver and Passenger Side Strut - Set of 1
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$88.73
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2005 - 2009 Cadillac STS Base 6 Cyl 3.6L
  • 2005 - 2009 Cadillac STS Base 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2006 - 2009 Cadillac STS V 8 Cyl 4.4L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) StrutsType : StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Set of 1Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 16.51 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 20.8 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 4.29 in. Damper TravelDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 15145723, 15148389Interchange Part Number : 5.51606391353124E+72, 15145723, 15148389Lower Mount Style : Special construction Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stem Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver or Passenger Side Loaded Strut - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$91.68
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2006 - 2011 Cadillac DTS Base All Engines
  • 2007 - 2011 Cadillac DTS Luxury All Engines
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac DTS Platinum All Engines
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideType : Loaded StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 9.79 in. Collapsed LengthDamper Travel : 6.7 in. Damper TravelBody Length : 9.29 in. Body LengthDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 20759949, 15211374Interchange Part Number : 172321, 20759949, 15211374, 335065, G52116Lower Mount Style : U-bracket Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stud plate Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver and Passenger Side Loaded Strut - Set of 1
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$174.19
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2006 - 2011 Cadillac DTS Base 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2007 - 2011 Cadillac DTS Luxury 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2008 - 2011 Cadillac DTS Platinum 8 Cyl 4.6L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger SideNotes : With Boot kits and jounce bumpers, strut mount bearing plates, upper and lower isolators, struts, coil springs, upper spring seatsComponents : (2) Loaded StrutsType : Loaded StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Set of 1Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 9.79 in. Collapsed LengthDamper Travel : 6.7 in. Damper TravelBody Length : 9.29 in. Body LengthDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 20759949, 15211374Interchange Part Number : 172321, 20759949, 15211374, 335065, G52116Lower Mount Style : U-bracket Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stud plate Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver or Passenger Side Loaded Strut - Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$85.96
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille Base All Engines
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS All Engines
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS All Engines
  • 2004 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille Protection Series All Engines
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideType : Loaded StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 10.15 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 16.47 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 6.32 in. Damper TravelBody Length : 9.65 in. Body LengthDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 88955457, 88955458Interchange Part Number : 171685, 88955457, 88955458, SR4090, G57051Lower Mount Style : U-bracket Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stud plate Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

OE Replacement Front, Driver and Passenger Side Loaded Strut - Set of 2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$163.33
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille Base 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2004 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille Protection Series 8 Cyl 4.6L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver And Passenger SideNotes : With Boot kits and jounce bumpers, strut mount bearing plates, upper and lower isolators, struts, coil springs, upper spring seatsComponents : (2) Loaded StrutsType : Loaded StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : Set of 2Recommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 10.15 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 16.47 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 6.32 in. Damper TravelBody Length : 9.65 in.Damping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 88955457, 88955458Interchange Part Number : 171685, 88955457, 88955458, SR4090, G57051Lower Mount Style : U-bracket Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stud plate Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : YesProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Replacement Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly and Ball Joint Kit
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$189.17
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille Base 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2000 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 8 Cyl 4.6L
  • 2004 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille Protection Series 8 Cyl 4.6L
Product Details
Location : Front, Driver Or Passenger SideComponents : (2) Ball Joints, and (2) Loaded StrutsType : Loaded StrutDesign : Twin-tubeQuantity Sold : KitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementColor/Finish : BlackProduct Fit : Direct FitCollapsed Length : 10.15 in. Collapsed LengthExtended Length : 16.47 in. Extended LengthDamper Travel : 6.32 in. Damper TravelBody Length : 9.65 in. Body LengthDamping Type : Non-AdjustableReplaces OE Number : 88955457, 88955458Interchange Part Number : 171685, 88955457, 88955458, SR4090, G57051, MK5333Lower Mount Style : U-bracket Lower Mount StyleUpper Mount Style : Stud plate Upper Mount StyleWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyGas Charged : Yes
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Cadillac Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly Customer Reviews

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Purchased on Jun 03, 2017
i would buy again. and probably will for another car.
Purchased on Jun 25, 2014

Cadillac Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly Articles

Without the suspension system, the ride in your Cadillac would be very rough. Integral to the functioning of the system are the Cadillac shocks. They help the springs to absorb the initial shock as an uneven spot is hit in the road, and they help to slow the motion of the suspension down. These actions help to make the ride comfortable, but another job of the Cadillac shocks is to make the ride safe as well. They help to keep the tires in contact with the ground at all times. With the correct amount of pressure on the ground, the tires will be less likely to slip out of control when accelerating, braking, or turning a corner. The Cadillac shocks also ensure that the wheels can always transfer the power to the ground, which helps in the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Using two chambers in each filled with hydraulic oil, the Cadillac shocks alternately compress each of the chambers until they are back in balance, and that is when the motion of the suspension stops. After many years, you may notice that your vehicle seems to bounce more as it goes over bumps. This could indicate that the Cadillac shocks are nearing failure, and that they should be replaced. We carry the standard Cadillac shocks, for almost any vehicle, in our large online catalog, usually at a much lower price than what the dealership would charge for the similar parts. They are manufactured to the same quality standards, and will provide excellent service for years. Our Cadillac shocks can easily be ordered through our secure web site at any time or by phone, toll-free.

How to Troubleshoot a Cadillac Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

Whenever your beloved Cadillac runs smoothly on pothole-marked or cracked roads with no asphalt on them, you have your strut assembly and shock absorbers to thank for that convenience. These components absorb the bumps and shocks from holes and lumps on the road, even when you're dealing with dirt roads and whatnot. What's the difference between the two? Struts are shock absorbers that are part of your suspension's structure. Shocks are standalone impact dampeners. With that said, here's how you go about troubleshooting issues with your shocks and struts:

Do a car park test or strut and shock test drive.

Once your car starts making strange noises or lurching in ways that it's not supposed to, then you need to check vehicular mileage. There might be wear and tear on your vehicle's struts and shocks when it has reached 20,000 kilometers or more in terms of mileage. Afterwards, check your shock absorbers for their ability to provide resistance to acceleration squat, brake dive, roll or sway, and bounce with a requisite test drive. Take your Caddie for a short parking lot drive as a mini-test of sorts, checking how the car reacts whenever you brake, turn, swerve, and do maneuvers. Does it sway, roll, squat, bounce, or dive? If it did, there might be an issue with your dampeners.

Check for tire wear down.

Among the symptoms that your suspension's shocks and struts aren't up to par are worn-down wheels or tires that have gone "bald" faster than they should. If there are unusual wear patterns on your front and rear tires, particularly uneven tread wear (like cupping), then this is an indication that your shocks and struts have been damaged or compromised. There are also other problems that could happen to your tires indicating dysfunctional shocks and struts such as the presence of nails, dry rot, and ply separation. Check the size and construction type of each tire as well. They should be the same size from side to side plus they should feature the same tread pattern.

Inspect the upper strut mount and shocks.

It's not enough that you check for symptoms of bad strut and shock. You need to take a look at the struts and mounts themselves for good measure. A defective mount for the upper strut tends to make noise, binds steering, or change the position of the upper end of the strut in question, which in turn affects the alignment angles of your wheel. Do a test drive on the road to confirm the symptoms and whether or not a mechanical check is in order. Meanwhile, in terms of shock absorber inspection, it's all about getting your Cadillac to shop and putting the weight on the wheels.

Have a professional take a look at everything.

Have a mechanic take a look at your car to confirm your suspicions of shock and/or strut destruction. It's only at an auto repair shop can you hoist your vehicle up so that you can rotate your steering wheel from stop to stop while listening for binding or noise, which indicates a defective bearing. It's also at the mechanic's garage that you two could inspect the strut mount's rubber portions for separation of the rubber from the steel or the presence of cracks. The repairman will also take note of the strut piston rod's position and notice any change in the mount assembly (prior to making a quote on the repair bill).

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