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Rear springs on 04 DeVille
09-25-2013, 05:34 PM
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Rear springs on 04 DeVille
Cadillac 2004 DeVille 50,000 mi. My alignment guy says my rear springs have been compressed with age until he cannot pull the tires into alignment, and I need new springs. Is this possible? I do not haul any heavy loads or large numbers of persons.[/size][/font]
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09-25-2013, 09:05 PM
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RE: Rear springs on 04 DeVille
Almost anything is “Possible” due to defects in material and workmanship. However, I wouldn’t think that you should need the rear springs replaced this soon unless you run a lot of rough roads with a bull elephant in the trunk.

Does that car have air ride suspension? If it does & it isn’t working properly it could throw things off. May-be your alignment guy doesn’t know that it has air ride?

Any chance you have the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty? You may be able to have it fixed under warranty. If not, the only other thing that I can think of is to take it to another alignment shop. Don’t say a word about what the other shop said and see what they tell you.

Not being able to actually look at the car all I can do is offer some suggestions. I hope one of them helps you. Please let us know what happens.

Thanks for using the forum,
Garner

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09-25-2013, 10:43 PM
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RE: Rear springs on 04 DeVille
Would agree with Garner on the air ride, which was a common option. This would be about the age where the small air compressor goes bad or the harness plug to the compressor gets rotten from moisture. The so called "weather pack" connectors are no longer weather proof when they get old and they are a royal pain to "rebuild" with new pins. Also, after the air air shocks have been hanging around (read: driven on) with no air for a long period they will be toast too.

Went through a similar system on a GMC Denali a couple of years ago and the tab was $1200 for parts, using aftermarket shocks plus an OEM pump. IOW, not cheap and not counting a day's labor.

Now, in your case the guy says it's the springs, which are not all that expensive for parts but depending on the rear suspension the labor could bring that up quite a bit. That's where it will pay to get a second opinion.
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03-11-2014, 02:36 AM
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Rear springs on 04 DeVille
Hi there,
anyone swapped out standard GTI suspension for coilovers etc..?
Looking for the rear springs.
Dublin based but will travel.

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