pt cruiser rear shocks

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Old 04-18-09, 04:59 PM
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pt cruiser rear shocks

Anything I should be concerned about when changing these, have done the job before on cars back in the UK, just want to make sure that I have everything I need when I start. Will I need spring compressors or any specialist tools.
Many Thanks for your help.
Any advice on the best shocks to use, only a fully standard non turbo 2003 2.4l model....
 

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Old 04-18-09, 05:33 PM
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They came in either strut or shock configurations..

The strut type you will need a compressor for the springs...Removal is pretty straightforward......Just be carefull. they are much heavier than they look.
 
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Old 04-19-09, 08:06 AM
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Many thanks for that, just got off my backside & took the rear wheel off to have a look & they are shocks & very easily accessible 1 bolt top & bottom accessed from under the wheel arch.
Should have had a look first before asking such a stupid question.
Many Thanks again, hopefully changing these will stop the lurching I get when I hit a bump going round corners, 1 one of them does show signs of a leak....
 
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