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Shocks/Strut Job in SE MI? by Salmonbum
Started on: 05-21-2008 08:28 AM
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Report this Post05-21-2008 08:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SalmonbumClick Here to Email SalmonbumSend a Private Message to SalmonbumDirect Link to This Post
I just got this Fiero and when on a bumpy rd the car wanders in the rear. My guess is it needs an alignment, but I'm sure the shocks/struts need replacing. Is there any good places that do this that know Fieros in the "D"? Trying to find someone that won't hold me over the coals. Prices I'm getting are around the 5 Bennie mark. Not really up for spending that kind of money right now. Heck, thats a 1/4 tank of gas for my boat. I would like to do it myself, but I have never done them before, nor do I have the special tools. ORRRRR, if anyone is willing to help me install them, I will swap for a salmon trip outta Ludington????

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Report this Post05-21-2008 10:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for aconesaClick Here to Email aconesaSend a Private Message to aconesaDirect Link to This Post
Shocks and Struts are not very hard to do in these cars. You aboslutely need a spring compressor in order to complete the rear strut removal and install. You can get the tool through a loaner program from one of the larger Auto Parts chain stores. They will hold a deposit and return it to you once the tool comes back. The fronts are the easier one to do. You will not need a comporessor for the fronts.

Perform a search on the forum, there should be some write-up on the procedure.

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Report this Post05-21-2008 10:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PyrthianClick Here to Email PyrthianSend a Private Message to PyrthianDirect Link to This Post
I am doing drop springs on my car this weekend. come on by, and we can do your spings & shocks also. it'll take under 2 hrs - especially if ya have the parts already. it will need an alignment when done. I can eyeball it pretty close, and the Belle Tire - which is near - does a fine job - and they are quick.
PM if intrested.

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Report this Post05-21-2008 10:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SalmonbumClick Here to Email SalmonbumSend a Private Message to SalmonbumDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the offer, but I don't have the parts yet. Plus, Freezer is low on Salmon so I gotta hit the Lake this weekend. Would you be willing to help after I order everything up? I sure would apperciate it.

What other parts should I get besides the shocks/struts? Any good places to get these parts? I see some on Ebay for $109 + 36 shipping for all 4.

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Report this Post05-21-2008 10:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PyrthianClick Here to Email PyrthianSend a Private Message to PyrthianDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Salmonbum:
Thanks for the offer, but I don't have the parts yet. Plus, Freezer is low on Salmon so I gotta hit the Lake this weekend. Would you be willing to help after I order everything up? I sure would apperciate it.

What other parts should I get besides the shocks/struts?


sure. dang near anything for some Salmon!
other parts: depending on condition, new strut camber bolts are nice. if the boot around the strut is damaged, its good to replace. the rubber & the strut plate should be OK.
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Report this Post05-21-2008 10:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PyrthianClick Here to Email PyrthianSend a Private Message to PyrthianDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Salmonbum:
....I see some on Ebay for $109 + 36 shipping for all 4.


thats about what it would cost at Autozone also. $48x2 + $22x2 = $140 (+tax) for Monroes vs $109+$36 = $145 (no tax) unknown brand?
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Report this Post05-21-2008 10:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SalmonbumClick Here to Email SalmonbumSend a Private Message to SalmonbumDirect Link to This Post
Great!!! If you want salmon, you got it! Like I said, you can come on up to the boat and even reel it in yourslef.

The car is an 84 with 82,000 miles. My guess is all the suspension is all original. The car has been stored for the last few yrs, but the underside is not all that rusty. I will send ya a PM with my Number. Give me a call and we'll set something up.

I will stop at Autozone and price the out.

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Report this Post05-21-2008 08:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jetmanClick Here to visit jetman's HomePageClick Here to Email jetmanSend a Private Message to jetmanDirect Link to This Post
Pyrthian will hook you up, been reading his posts for years now, knows his stuff, he understands bump steer and he works for scale. Fish on.

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