Well, the pojects continue on the suburban. While shopping for a rear bumper cover, I have replaced the two trans cooler lines, the serpentine belt, A/C belt, tensioners and idler. Now I have a blown front strut which needs to be replaced. I did some searches on this but couldn't find anything.
Anyway, has anyone replaced their front struts on their suburbans or Tahoes? How did it go if you did? Any advice given would be greatly appreciated. I have to get a spring compressor and the struts yet but I'm looking to do this next weekend.
Thanks in advance.
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My apologies if I missed a previous post but why all of the parts replacement on an 07 already?
I didn't realize the front shock was a strut but now I know....
For vehicles equipped with electronic suspension, tighten the shock absorber nut to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).
For vehicles equipped with electronic suspension, tighten the electrical connector to 17 N·m (13 lb ft).
For vehicles without electronic suspension, tighten the shock absorber nut to 60 N·m (44 lb ft).
Tell me about it. An 07 should not need this much work. The trans cooler line (return line) was leaking so I replaced both of them since I was already down there (plus I saw this is a common problem with our vehicles). The serpentine belt was squealing pretty good. The A/C belt was cracked and the tensioner was bouncing back and forth while the engine was running. So I just went ahead and replaced everything becuase past experience has taught me to change everything at once. Besides, the burb has over 77,000 miles on it so it was due anyway.
Just an update, I called around today to many parts stores (summit, jegs, etc.) and they all said with the electonic suspension and the leveling shocks (confirmed by the dealership) that I would have to get them from the dealership. After talking with the dealership I got a price, $480.00 for each one...ouch!!!! The dealership was kind enough to give me a part number so I priced around and found them online for $468.00 for both shipped to my house. That just goes to show you that the dealerships do rip you off, but then again we already knew that anyways.
I was able to find the OEM replacements shipped to my door for $475.00. I ended up finding a local garage here in vegas who said they would install them for $60.00. Can't beat that. If you're interested, I got the replacement struts from Auto Parts Tomorrow | ACDelco, Bendix Brakes, Denso, Motorcraft and more. Just give them your VIN and they'll provide the correct part number. I doubled checked with the dealership to confirm the part number just to make sure they were providing the correct replacements. Let me know if you need anything else. Good Luck!!!