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The shocks get worn out this is not abnormal in anyway this is the proper repair to fix the noises it makes going over bumps. Every vehicle wears down at a different pace than another so replacement doesnt have a recommended time span under the normal maintenance. At this point with the age and the wear I would also agree and recommend replacement of the front and rear shocks. Since you have inspected the front end this should make the car ride like a Jaguar should. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks Danny
Danny, could there be anything else causing these noises, even though everything is tight?
No this is the only thing!
I have been around alot of vehicles with bad shocks its terrible
You probably have odd noises every bump but since the suspension is so good on this vehicle it still feels ok
Next question - I understand the front shock insert inside a coil spring? Is it that simple to change? And I am not sure about the rear shocks; is that just unbolt and insert the new ones?
After replacement it will feel better handle better and the noises will be gone
This has shock absorbers all the way around
Oh yes and supplementary to the installation, how many hours is a reasonable charge for a mechanic to install the four shocks?
Let me get the steps from the book one moment
5.3 hours for all 4 shocks is the labor CLICK HERE FOR THE STEPS The link will take a moment to load
it will work now
its many pages but includes everything
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Danny, the drawing you referred to with multiple pages is just for the rear shocks; could you give me the reference to the front shocks too please. Thank you.
I do not have steps on the fronts but its pretty simple you need to jack up and support the front of the vehicle than you will remove the lower bolt this is easily achieved if you have a jack under the wheel of the side your removing than you will remove the upper bolts and pull out the shock
Ok then; the front shouldn't take more than an hour, why would the rear take 4.3 hours? Thank you.
front is listed as 2.3 hours for both sides
than 3.0 for the rear
Not sure where they get the numbers from thats why flat rate you have to go much faster than what is given which alot of mechanics are very successful doing this
Thank you for the help.
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