2001 Cadillac Deville

Tiny
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2001 Cadillac Deville V8 84500 miles

There is a bump upon acceleration or braking in my 01 Cadillac Deville. I have taken it to service twice and now have been told that the rear shocks are making teh noise, the bushings in the air ride shocks are sticking. Is that possible?
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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 AT 12:03 PM

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Tiny
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Haven't heard of it. Has the front engine mount been checked, they are known for splitting and a consequential clunk on accel. The braking clunk I am not sure about.
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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your immediate reply and honesty. They replaced the transaxle motor mount near the radiator during my initial visit. I've consulted with several techs and they never heard of it as well, even the cadillac service desk. No sensor lights were engaged. I road with the tech during the inspection and he indicated that he did not hear anything, yet est at $600. At the bottom of the estimate says " THEN CHECK FOR NOISE". Lastly, will sensor lights engage if there problems with struts/shock? Thanks so much
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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You may not have any warnings if it is a mechanical type problem. If you had electrical type faults-sensors/circuits, then you may have indicators to the problem. Do you feel this noise, say in the floor or steering wheel. Is it a good solid clunk, or a light clunk/rattle.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Thanks in advance. There is a solid clump in the floor. When I accelerate there is one solid clump coming from the floor near the rear and it seems that the vehicle draws slightly backwards into a very very small dip.
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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The only thing I can suggest without being able to hear/feel it is loose rear subframe bolts, worn knuckle bushings, exhaust grounding out due to damage, could be shocks. If it is within your means, have a second opinion.
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 10:12 PM

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