Mechanics

RT FRONT STRUT

2006 Cadillac XLR

Suspension problem
2006 Cadillac XLR V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 40000 miles

can strut be rebuilt? Or can shock be replaced inside the strut? If so who? Live in las vegas nv
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Stevexlr
October 28, 2010.




This what i have hope it help
FRONT SUSPENSION -2006 Cadillac XLR

SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (W/F55)
Tools Required
J 33432-A Transverse Spring Compressor
J 43822 Shock Support Tool.

Removal Procedure
Fig. 1: Shock Absorber & ESC Harness Connector
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
1.Disconnect the front shock ESC harness connector. 2.Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle . 3.Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation .
Fig. 2: Shock Absorber Lower Mounting Bolts & Nuts
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

IMPORTANT: The ESC connector seals to the upper shock shaft. If the upper shock shaft is damaged, the shock will need replacement.
4.Using only hand tools, remove the upper mounting nut, insulator retainer and insulator. 5.Remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolts and nuts. 6.Using a pry bar, compress the shock absorber from the bottom upward. 7.While the shock is in the compressed position, install the J 43822 . See Special Tools. 8.Remove the shock absorber from the vehicle. 9.Remove the J 43822 from the shock absorber. See Special Tools. 10.Remove the insulator and insulator retainer from the shock absorber.
Installation Procedure
1.Install the J 43822 to the shock absorber. .
2.Install the insulator and insulator retainer to the shock absorber.
Fig. 3: Shock Absorber & ESC Harness Connector
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
3.Position the shock absorber between the upper shock support and lower control arm.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice .
4.Install the insulator, insulator retainer and nut to the upper shock shaft.
Tighten: Tighten the nut to 26 N.m (19 lb ft).
5.Remove the J 43822 from the shock absorber.
6.Using the J 33432-A , compress the coil spring.
7.Raise the lower control arm to the shock absorber lower mounting and install the bolts and nuts.
Tighten: Tighten the nut to 28 N.m (21 lb ft).
8.Remove the J 33432-A from the coil spring.
9.Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation .
10.Lower the vehicle.
Fig. 4: Shock Absorber Lower Mounting Bolts & Nuts
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
11.Connect the ESC harness connector. Check the connection by lightly pulling upwards on the connector.


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BMRFIXIT
Oct 28, 2010.
Did you find or know of a supplier for the shock other than caddilac?
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Stevexlr
Oct 28, 2010.
Check on line part stores like : rockauto. Com
Or theautopartsshop. Com

BMRFIXIT
Oct 29, 2010.

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