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Monroe
2004 Ford F-150 Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-40CADDE    New

Qty:
$102.45
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • For Towing Hauling
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 16.590
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 27.550
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.1/2 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2014
    • Min Year Covered: 2004
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Ford F-150
    • Most Popular Year: 2013
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 60
    • Total Part VIO: 2188104
    • Travel Length: 10.960
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.1/2 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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2004 - Ford F-150 4WD Rear STX
Monroe
2011 Ford F-150 Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-40CADDE    New

Qty:
$102.45
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • For Towing and Hauling
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 16.590
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 27.550
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.1/2 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2014
    • Min Year Covered: 2004
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Ford F-150
    • Most Popular Year: 2013
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 60
    • Total Part VIO: 2188104
    • Travel Length: 10.960
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.1/2 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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Vehicle Drive Type Position
2011 - Ford F-150 RWD Rear
Monroe
1953 Volkswagen Beetle Shock Absorber - Front Monroe

P311-07C948A    New

Qty:
$20.91
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 10.375
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 16.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.1/4 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1973
    • Min Year Covered: 1953
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Volkswagen Beetle
    • Most Popular Year: 1967
    • Parts Pack(s): P00110
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 49389
    • Travel Length: 5.875
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.1/4 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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1953 - Volkswagen Beetle Front
Monroe
1953 Volkswagen Beetle Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-07C948A    New

Qty:
$20.91
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 10.375
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 16.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.1/4 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1973
    • Min Year Covered: 1953
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Volkswagen Beetle
    • Most Popular Year: 1967
    • Parts Pack(s): P00110
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 49389
    • Travel Length: 5.875
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.1/4 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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1953 - Volkswagen Beetle Rear
Monroe
1971 Dodge B100 Van Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-53521FC    New

Qty:
$85.76
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • For Towing Hauling
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 13.000
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 20.875
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2003
    • Min Year Covered: 1971
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge Ram 1500 Van
    • Most Popular Year: 2000
    • Parts Pack(s): P00185
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 60
    • Total Part VIO: 349916
    • Travel Length: 7.875
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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Vehicle Position
1971 - Dodge B100 Van Rear
Monroe
1971 Dodge B200 Van Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-53521FC    New

Qty:
$85.76
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • For Towing Hauling; w/o Heavy Duty Suspension
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 13.000
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 20.875
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2003
    • Min Year Covered: 1971
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge Ram 1500 Van
    • Most Popular Year: 2000
    • Parts Pack(s): P00185
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 60
    • Total Part VIO: 349916
    • Travel Length: 7.875
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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Vehicle Position
1971 - Dodge B200 Van Rear
Monroe
1995 Dodge B2500 Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-53521FC    New

Qty:
$85.76
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • w/o Heavy Duty Suspension; For Towing Hauling
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 13.000
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 20.875
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2003
    • Min Year Covered: 1971
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge Ram 1500 Van
    • Most Popular Year: 2000
    • Parts Pack(s): P00185
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 60
    • Total Part VIO: 349916
    • Travel Length: 7.875
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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Vehicle Position
1995 - Dodge B2500 Rear
Monroe
2007 Chrysler Aspen Shock Absorber - Front Monroe

P311-29E0A2E    New

Qty:
$20.91
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 11.070
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 16.380
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.1/4 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 2004
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge Durango
    • Most Popular Year: 2004
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 423316
    • Travel Length: 5.310
    • Upper Mounting Code: Special Mount
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Chrysler Aspen Front
Monroe
2007 Chrysler Aspen Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-492240F    New

Qty:
$20.91
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 15.250
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 24.320
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 2004
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge Durango
    • Most Popular Year: 2004
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 423316
    • Travel Length: 9.070
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.7/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Chrysler Aspen Rear
Monroe
1960 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Shock Absorber - Front Monroe

P311-409C776    New

Qty:
$27.04
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • Premium - Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 9.375
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 14.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: L1/cp5
    • Max Year Covered: 1962
    • Min Year Covered: 1960
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet C10 Panel
    • Most Popular Year: 1962
    • Parts Pack(s): P00019
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 0
    • Travel Length: 4.875
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.3/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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Vehicle Position
1960 - Chevrolet C10 Pickup Front
Monroe
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-3CC60EE    New

Qty:
$62.29
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • For Performance - Mono-Tube; Premium - Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 14.625
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Rubber
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 23.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.3/4 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 2002
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Trailblazer
    • Most Popular Year: 2004
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 1973893
    • Travel Length: 8.625
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
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2002 - Chevrolet Trailblazer Rear
Monroe
1973 Buick Apollo Shock Absorber - Front Monroe

P311-5B04C68    New

Qty:
$60.69
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • For Towing Hauling
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 8.750
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: Yes
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 13.000
    • Lower Mounting Code: Cross Pin Mount - Closed Ended, 5/16 Hole Id (both Ends) X 2.7/16 Pin Length (hole Center To Center)
    • Max Year Covered: 1974
    • Min Year Covered: 1964
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Camaro
    • Most Popular Year: 1969
    • Parts Pack(s): P01134
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 45
    • Total Part VIO: 433092
    • Travel Length: 4.250
    • Upper Mounting Code: Stem Mount - 2.3/8 Stem Length X 3/8-16 Thread Pitch
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1973 - Buick Apollo Front
Monroe
1976 Dodge Ramcharger Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-18676A1    New

Qty:
$32.09
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Premium - Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Monroe Gas-Magnum Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 15.625
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 26.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Mount - 11/16 Bushing Id X 1.9/16 Bushing Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1993
    • Min Year Covered: 1972
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge W250
    • Most Popular Year: 1991
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 137812
    • Travel Length: 10.625
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1976 - Dodge Ramcharger 4WD Rear
Monroe
1992 Dodge W250 Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-18676A1    New

Qty:
$32.09
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Except with 8510 GVW Up; Premium - Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Monroe Gas-Magnum Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 15.625
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 26.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Mount - 11/16 Bushing Id X 1.9/16 Bushing Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1993
    • Min Year Covered: 1972
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge W250
    • Most Popular Year: 1991
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 137812
    • Travel Length: 10.625
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 1/2 Sleeve Id X 1.5/8 Sleeve Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Fuel Type Position
1992 - Dodge W250 GAS Rear
Monroe
1990 Ford F-150 Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe

P311-58F9175    New

Qty:
$91.23
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • For Towing Hauling
  • Monroe Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    • Compressed Length: 15.750
    • Dust Shield: Yes
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Bumper Stop: No
    • Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    • Extended Length: 26.375
    • Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.1/2 Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1996
    • Min Year Covered: 1990
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Ford F-150
    • Most Popular Year: 1995
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Spring (Rate): 60
    • Total Part VIO: 574692
    • Travel Length: 10.625
    • Upper Mounting Code: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8 Bushing Id X 1.5/16 Bushing Oal
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1990 - Ford F-150 4WD Rear
Arnott
2003 Cadillac Escalade Shock Absorber Arnott

P311-569DB91    New

Qty:
$252.13
Arnott Shock Absorber
  • with Electronic Suspension - Bi State Real Time Dampening Chassis Package (RPO Z55)
  • Conversion Kit - Replaces Electronic design Air Shock with passive design Air Shock. New design incorporates an integral direct plug-in Sensor.
  • - Bilstein Shocks
Brand: Arnott
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Vehicle
2003 - Cadillac Escalade
Motorcraft
2003 Lincoln Navigator Shock Absorber Motorcraft

P311-4D9B7AA    New

Qty:
$289.34
Motorcraft Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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Vehicle
2003 - Lincoln Navigator
Motorcraft
2003 Lincoln Navigator Shock Absorber Motorcraft

P311-4D9B7AA    New

Qty:
$181.83
Motorcraft Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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Vehicle
2003 - Lincoln Navigator
Motorcraft
2003 Lincoln Navigator Shock Absorber Motorcraft

P311-17FCE7D    New

Qty:
$246.32
Motorcraft Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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Vehicle
2003 - Lincoln Navigator
Motorcraft
2003 Lincoln Navigator Shock Absorber Motorcraft

P311-3F36C2B    New

Qty:
$227.28
Motorcraft Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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Vehicle
2003 - Lincoln Navigator

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1993 Chevy Suburban k2500-something broke, possibly a shock absorber

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Question From Rachel1786 on 1993 Chevy Suburban k2500-something broke, possibly a shock absorber

Last Monday I had to take the truck because the headlights wouldn't work,(switch went bad, I fixed it 2 days ago), Hubby usually drives it, but he leaves at 3:30am and I don't leave till 9am, so I don't really need lights lol. I noticed if I hit a bump it would kind of thump a bit, but since I hadn't driven it in a while I didn't think much of it, then over the weekend when hubby and I were driving together he pointed out the noise as being something new. We didn't really think much of it after that honestly. Today when he got home tho he said something broke, I guess when he was about to leave work he saw something hanging 3" above the ground(pics to follow) and secured it with a piece of wire, from reading online (because neither of us are very car savy, I probably am a bit more so then him) it looks to be a shock absorber, the problem seems to be that it rotted out of the frame, so we are wondering, A: is it fixable? B: If it is, how much would the fix likely cost and C: is it worth it to fix? Sorry the pics aren't the greatest, my cell was dead so I took the pics with my DSLR, which isn't the best for close up(and it only has a view finder so I had to hold it close to the ground and guess what I was aiming at lol) FYI:this is the passenger side.

I can get more pics tomorrow if needed(it's dark now) Just let me know what pics are needed.

I should also add that even tho hubby doesn't know a whole lot about cars, he is a welder, so he questioned whether he could weld a plate where he believe it rotted from, of if that whole cross-member has to be replaced.







And the pic from Hubby's phone where he think it broke off from.



Hope my pics upload, they are just showing gray boxes right now. (not anymore)

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Definitely a shock absorber. A rusty one at that.

Honestly you might want to have your mechanic look at that. If it did that with the shock, what else is getting ready to rust off of it? It might be at that point where it is unsafe to drive and it might be wise to start looking for another vehicle.

Response From Rachel1786

Here is the link to the other pics http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Rachel1786/slideshow/Suburban

Hubby brought it to a mechanic today just to have him look at it (his mom has used this guy for years, but I personally don't care for him as every time one of them bring a car into him it comes back not fixed or something else breaks soon after getting it back). So I don't 100% trust this guy, BUT he did inspect the damage and the rest of the frame and said that the rest of the truck is solid and for whatever reason that area seems to be the only problem, he also said that the part is replaceable as it just bolts in, the problem will be finding the part as I'm having trouble locating it. I have put a few feelers out, so hoping one of those pans out.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to look for the part? I'm trying to avoid looking at a local junk yard as I probably won't find anything in much better condition.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Saw your slide show this time. Some things look OK, some fair and some hopeless without cutting out the area totally. If/when a chassis metal section is found used the junk yards would generally cut all around the whole area then the final job takes what is needed from that.


Local is fine. Yards check with each other (should) and might have parts for a vehicle that isn't from a rust area a dang tree fell on or some other issue for being junked.


A lot will matter on the right welder and their skills at the trade also a clue where stresses are in that this is a vehicle not some other metal thing. Factor in how much someone is going to ask to do it or some hourly cost. It's wildly expensive where I live for a biz, plain rent usually and parking in biz areas is at a premium. The actual materials and work doesn't involve very expensive stuff but rather the place and time to do it where overhead isn't so nasty you have to charge a fortune.


This thing is right about 26 years old and apparently plenty of that exposed to the elements plus looks like your pics were taken on gravel of some sort - bad for rust. Body sheet metal might look good, frame metal lousy or vs versa.


So IMO it's on it's last legs and you are buying time of safe use with this which you are from day 1 with a vehicle really.


Skills of shop and this tech and probably another for welding work is whatever each does independently of each other. Some would do both total mechanical and welding, most don't where I am.


I can't decide what you should do except a must to keep this safe. If you gave me this Suburban I wouldn't bother fixing it if that tells you anything basing that on it won't last well no matter what you do and will badger you with surprises of fuel and brake line failures a mix of annoying to deadly dangerous.


It's done OK for the age of it. Many can look and be much worse at 1/2 that age!


Tom

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Spot on with DS - that's bad enough so what else is that bad too?


That alone will take metal fabrication of the area as far as needed to get to strong un-rusted metal protecting anything above and around it from welding heat. Look at the other side now it's probably not much better.


Hate to say it but if other areas are like that you'll find this totals this car to salvage/parts only! No joy in that,


T

Response From Rachel1786

Thanks for fixing my photos!

Thank you both, we do plan on bringing it into a shop as soon as possible, right not we don't have the money to, but he is borrowing a vehicle from someone in the meantime. Unfortunately the suburban is technically our spare car, we both have older Subaru's, last August(seems nearly every year we have a car problem is august lol) the rear sub frame broke on my 2000 outback(my friends husband replaced that for me), so I started driving his '95 legacy while mine was being fixed(it had been sitting for a few months since he briefly had a company truck) after a few weeks of driving that, it died on me in the middle of a 4-way intersection, and it's been sitting since(we weren't sure if it was worth repairing or not). We finally got the suburban's power steering leak(and then pump) fixed a few months ago, and now this happens lol. The suburban was originally bought to pull a small 2 horse trailer, but it got promoted to a full time car lol.

Anyway, hypothetically speaking, if the rest of the truck isn't too bad(which it doesn't appear to be) would it be fixable? and how much would we expect it to cost?

I took a bunch of photos of the undercarriage of the truck and the rest of the frame only seems to have surface rust on it, but that crossmember where the shock rotted out of looks pretty shoddy. Would it be unwise to replace that on such an old truck? I would probably have a hard time finding another towing vehicle to suite my needs and budget so I'd be ecstatic if it was fixable without costing as much as buying something else. We literally just got my horse trailer in hauling condition, and now this happens. I seriously feel like I can't win!

Sorry in advance for the overload of pics, I wasn't really sure what I should get pics of, so I pretty much tried to get everything!

Hopefully posting them as a slideshow works so I don't have to link all 24 photos!
http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Rachel1786/slideshow/Suburban

http://s920.photobucket.com/user/Rachel1786/slideshow/Suburban

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Your pic........

Your slide show didn't show and try again but the pic above says volumes. I'm in MA - rust USA if there is a place. Why? Road salts which are 10X more corrosive than "Sea Salt" as it's "Rock Salt" mined and works to a lower temp.


Unfortunately there's a wild demand where I am for roads to be plain wet all the time no matter what freaking blizzard conditions are so this is actually common.


That area HAS to be strong. If this had coil instead of leaf springs in the rear it could pop out a spring without the shock attached and strong.


So. It is possible that this spot got picked on somehow. GM in their infinite wisdom use a lot of lousy metal sometimes just shows up in an area of even tough frame of vehicles.


You really have to put this up overhead and fully check this out and decide on fix or junk it - not kidding.
Control arms to frame, leaf springs where attached to frame both ends and the spots any struts if any for this rear type suspension.
Check hard how trans support is and frame connections at the ends. Frame is part box and part "C" steel between what I call the torque box areas just behind front wheels and in front of rear wheels. They don't seem to rust the "C" framing but do on box areas.


This up top where shock mounts would if only that one like that have the right shape metal welded in. I really don't know what's above that inside vehicle or a gap. If there's carpet or interior right there it could have to be all removed or heat from welding would be a problem.


Right now high bet top of gas tank is junk and you don't know it! Fuel, evaporative emission lines, brake lines even the collar of flex hoses give out!


Think hard and look hard. My bet is this is already just a parts vehicle because of rust clearly a safety issue. The costs to really fix this far exceed what another whole good one would cost without rust and can easily be found if you look outside of rust belt areas.


Believe it or not it's still worth something for parts being 4X4 many items escape this destruction.


It stinks but this happens. Check to be certain but I think you'll find this is gone too far to fix or be driven again!


T

Response From Rachel1786

Discretesignals fixed my pics last time, not sure what I'm doing wrong, or if it's because I'm a new member and they need to be approved maybe? I can get the pics to work if I right click and his view image. I'm in the pocono's, so rust is a HUGE problem around here with all the rock salt, when I replaced the rear sub frame on my Subaru, I found one on e-bay from California. I've been trying to find that crossmember piece online just to see what that alone would cost but I'm having no luck. Looking at this link, I think it's part #6 but it says "part number:not serviced" So that is completely unhelpful. Hopefully we'll be able to get it in to be evaluated within the next few weeks. I'm hoping that you see the other pics and say that it's salvageable! I'd love to be able to find another K2500 suburban if it isn't, but everything I've seen is either a K1500 or it is priced insanely high for the year. Then again, I haven't really looked outside of my general area, so maybe I'll try looking further away.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

See if I can make that show.........

^^^^ Was there?
Pics are funky here no matter what I do and been here for ages. IDK is my answer to that one thing.


OK - IMO and pics already seen that part #6 if needed you are in trouble with rust. Said it stinks, unfair and hate it. It has no mercy nor care about your feelings or wallet what-so-ever!


Poconos? I didn't google it but isn't that mountains of PA? Did the vehicle spend most of it's life there? Same crap for rust anywhere roads are salted. Lots faster if not garaged vehicle or parked on non paved surfaces as the ground sweats up moisture when you aren't looking and makes residual salt wet again and again.


I really think you find this as a whole a lost cause to fix up anymore.


What to do for another? Garage it and start with something without the rust. Strange but don't wash it while still seriously cold out! Just warms and wets it again making it faster and worse.


No longer allowed is oiling whole undersides of vehicles once popular helped a lot. Mixed reviews on rust proofing companies and products for used vehicles.


This can be any metal including aluminum and alloy parts that get wrecked too. IDK about this electronic crap that's supposed to change ions of the corrosive process.


Some reports of vehicle battery itself can make things worse. Can't prove any of it just live it where I am. It's not from snow, ice or cold just the salts used.


Look hard before you buy and if you use it on wet already salted roads you'll lose eventually no matter what you do.


I'd vote to outlaw use of road salts as several snow states have as it wrecks roads, bridges all concrete anything and the "re-bar" inside better concrete.


It's a cost of living in it and having to drive in it. Retired now so can avoid driving in it much or at all now - not realistic for most folks.


Hate to use the word but it's car cancer that has no real cure as long as we use both the salts and use the metals that don't tolerate it.


Try your slide show or a link to it again. Nothing will beat seeing it in person checking and with a hammer on parts that should be strong as all get out crumble right in front of you.


Sorry for problem - you aren't alone - this is common for the areas mentioned,


T

Maintenence Question about Jeep Shock Absorbers

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Question From Tylerkent on Maintenence Question about Jeep Shock Absorbers

My 1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic (not the Grand Cherokee or Wrangler) 4.0 liter, 4X4, has 200,000 miles on it. Should I replace the shock absorbers? They are original.

Response From Hammer Time

Yep, you're way past due.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Just a note on that: Do them as Hammer said. You'd be surprised that the general ride, handling and feel comes back that so slowly you didn't know was lost - go for it,

T

Response From Discretesignals

Don't forget the steering damper and have the front end inspected for loose or worn out steering and suspension components.

are leaky shock absorbers worth repairing ?

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Question From ev66 on are leaky shock absorbers worth repairing ?

Hi,
both rear shocks on my Toyota Carina have fluid leaks.
Can I, and is it worth attempting to repair them, or should I just buy new ones.

Thanks,
Evan.

Response From nickwarner

they aren't repairable. replace with new ones.

Response From ev66 Top Rated Answer

Thought so. Thanks for quick reply.