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Monroe
1949 Pontiac Chieftain Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber

P311-45E56B9    31000  New

561109Z825 , 4851139676 , 43048 , 4851180004 , 83502509 , 562008Z625 , 561109Z425 , 4853139995 , MB176291 , 8134100 , 4851139645 , 4851139565 , 562008Z425 , 82086 , 4853180034 , MB339210 , J8133839 , 5611031G25 , 4851139806 , 5621025G27 , 4850029315 , 77377 , 82047 , 562003S526 , 4851135120 , 4851139685 , 562009Z826 , 4850029286 , 561108Z625 , 4853139925 , 5611035G25 , 565028 , G63173 , 4851139605 , 562009Z825 , 61500 , 5621025G28 , 4853180225 , 562008Z426 , 561107Z025 , 344426 , 561108Z425 , 56210S4325 , KG5434 , 4853180260 , 562008Z428 , 5611025G28 , KG4012 , 561104S125 , KG5420 , MB515371 , 5611025G27 , 83502510 , 4853180048 , 562001Z627 , 561109Z826 , 83502546 , 4853139645 , 344044 , 344015 , 4853180116 , KG5473 , 4853180407 , 4851139796 , 4851139675 , 562009Z425 , 4851139435 , 83502512 , 56210S3886 , 4850029425 , 4853139765 , 4851139566 , KG5463 , 561108Z427 , 5611001G27 , 61519 , 43093 , MB430190 , 561103S527 , 4853180018 , J8133838 , 562007Z025 , 5621010G28 , 5621035G25 , 4851139425 , 56110S3885 , 561108Z426 , 56210S3885 , 77492 , 5621010G27 , J8134101 , 4853139655 , 5611086G00 , 344090 , 83502513 , 561108Z428 , 56110S4325 , 56210S3827 , MB339212 , 565057 , 83503450 , 4851139555 , 83503449 , 83503448 , 4853139635 , 562009Z325 , MB109561 , 5611086G25 , 562001Z626 , 344097 , 561101Z628 , 4851139556 , 4853180114 , J8134105 , 83502511 , 562003S525 , 82006 , 83504211 , 4853139605 , 4850029335 , 4851139625 , MB111216 , KG5435 , 4851139445 , 5621001G26 , 4851139616 , 56210S3826 , 4851139626 , 344429 , KG4026 , G63907 , KG4034 , 4850029385 , 5621035G26 , KG5447 , 561101Z627 , 56210S4326 , G63405 , 82156 , G63492 , 561101Z625 , 82030 , 4853139865 , 83502514 , 562004S125 , 43062 , 562008Z427 , J8134102 , 82007 , 561109Z325 , J8133840 , 344085 , 561103S526 , 4853139985 , 56110S3886 , 56110S4385 , KG5540 , MB242146

Qty:
24.74
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00411
    • Compressed Length: 12.000
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Length: 19.500
    • Material del Cubre Polvo: Metal
    • Max Year Covered: 2004
    • Min Year Covered: 1939
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Toyota Pickup
    • Most Popular Year: 1994
    • Parts Pack(s): P00411
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1467554
    • Travel Length: 7.500
    • Viaje: 7.500
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1949 - Pontiac Chieftain Rear
Monroe
1971 Pontiac Grandville Shock Absorber - Front Monroe - Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber

P311-4514A9D    32066  New

4850029335 , 61509 , 4853139865 , 22064049 , 22064006 , 88946013 , 4851180009 , 88945821 , 12322219 , 22064616 , 22181553 , 22064422 , 5U2Z18V125C , MB176291 , 5U2Z18V125VF , 22063941 , 61555 , 4853139605 , 22064045 , MB242146 , 22064047 , 22046456 , 22064630 , 344081 , 4853180147 , 61529 , 4851180011 , 4851180004 , 22046498 , F7AZ18124DB , 22181559 , 22064400 , 22064237 , 22046426 , 4853180048 , E4AZ18125A , 22064434 , 4851139676 , 4851139616 , 22064413 , 4851139566 , 22064435 , 4853134040 , 22064046 , 4851139605 , 88945177 , 22064618 , 22064311 , 82099 , 22064425 , 22064179 , 4853139985 , 22064310 , 77418 , 22046428 , 22064601 , 22064107 , 4851139626 , 69625 , 22064857 , 88946562 , 4853180034 , 22064100 , 69600 , 22064043 , 22064051 , 4853139765 , MB111216 , G63900 , 22064298 , 565030 , 22064856 , 22046427 , 22046445 , 4851139435 , 22064245 , 22064247 , 22046424 , 22064299 , 1440005 , 82110 , 22064499 , E9AZ18124F , 565049 , 4851139796 , 22064040 , 88946032 , 22064401 , KG5458 , 4853180114 , E9AZ18124E , F7AZ18124BB , E9AZ18125B , 4851139806 , 4853180407 , KG4652A , G63903 , 4851139445 , E9AZ18124B , 4851139625 , 69675 , 22065201 , 22064421 , E9AZ18124D , 22003254 , 4853180146 , 4850029425 , 344047 , E9AZ18125E , MB515371 , 4853139635 , 4851139555 , 22064264 , 4851180038 , 4853180018 , 22003121 , FOAZ18125B , 4851139556 , 4853180439 , 22064412 , 4853109060 , 22064617 , KG54336 , 22064007 , 22046455 , 22064603 , 4853180225 , 22064309 , 22064042 , 4851139685 , 4850029286 , 4853139925 , 88946558 , 22064600 , 485310W040 , 88945188 , 22064101 , 22064620 , 4853180116 , 4851135120 , E9AZ18125A , 22063940 , 4853139645 , 22140213 , 34051 , 4853180440 , 22064041 , 22140148 , 4850029315 , 22064854 , 88945844 , 4853139995 , 22064436 , 22064621 , KG4754A , 4853134050 , 4851180040 , 22064105 , 22064433 , 4853180260 , 4853139655 , 4993745 , 22064104 , 4851139425 , 4851139645 , 22046423 , G63375 , F0AC18045AA , 4851139675 , 4850029385 , 34073 , MB109561 , G63418 , E9AZ18124A , 22064265 , 22064044 , 4851139565 , 22064424 , FOAZ18125A , E9AZ18125H , 22064619 , 22064183 , E9AZ18125F , E9AZ18125G , KG4515 , 22064048 , 22064426

Qty:
24.74
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01134
    • Compressed Length: 9.250
    • Extended Length: 14.500
    • Max Year Covered: 2005
    • Min Year Covered: 1952
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Toyota Pickup
    • Most Popular Year: 1994
    • Parts Pack(s): P01134
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1826512
    • Travel Length: 5.250
    • Viaje: 5.250
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1971 - Pontiac Grandville Front
KYB
1973 Pontiac Bonneville Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-3BFE392    343130  New

5955 , 69724

Qty:
25.68
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 13.31
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 22.36
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Classic, Domestic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore Original Handling And Control Characteristics
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 9.06
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x0)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1973 - Pontiac Bonneville Sedan Rear
KYB
1973 Pontiac Bonneville Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-Just

P311-5F363AC    KG5507  New

550013 , 69724

Qty:
43.14
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 13.54
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 21.89
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 8.74
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x20)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1973 - Pontiac Bonneville Coupe Rear
KYB
1959 Pontiac Catalina Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-4BA029B    KG4550  New

5906 , 82087

Qty:
39.02
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.25
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 13.54
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(51.6x87x20)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.29
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1959 - Pontiac Catalina Front
KYB
1976 Pontiac LeMans Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-01841CA    KG5504  New

5802 , 69604

Qty:
37.34
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK FOR CARS AND TRUCKS
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.56
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.04
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Gm Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x20)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1976 - Pontiac LeMans Coupe Rear
KYB
1965 Pontiac Tempest Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-Just

P311-5F363AC    KG5507  New

550013 , 69724

Qty:
43.14
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Heavy Duty Suspension)
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 13.54
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 21.89
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 8.74
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x20)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1965 - Pontiac Tempest Rear
KYB
1973 Pontiac Ventura Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-01841CA    KG5504  New

5802 , 69604

Qty:
37.34
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK FOR CARS AND TRUCKS
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade with Heavy Duty Suspension
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.56
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.04
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Gm Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x20)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1973 - Pontiac Ventura Rear
KYB
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-2017F78    344338  New

15943270 , 10331459 , 88963482 , 37156 , G63776 , 10406050

Qty:
36.37
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; w/o Rear Level Control Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.6
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.08
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Suvs And Crossovers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Gm Suvs
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x38)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12x38)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Pontiac Trans Sport Rear
KYB
2005 Pontiac Aztek Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-2017F78    344338  New

15943270 , 10331459 , 88963482 , 37156 , G63776 , 10406050

Qty:
36.37
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; (Excludes Rear Air Leveling) Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.6
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.08
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Suvs And Crossovers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Gm Suvs
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x38)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12x38)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2005 - Pontiac Aztek FWD Rear
KYB
2001 Pontiac Montana Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-2017F78    344338  New

15943270 , 10331459 , 88963482 , 37156 , G63776 , 10406050

Qty:
36.37
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; w/o Self Leveling Rear Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.6
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.08
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Suvs And Crossovers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Gm Suvs
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x38)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12x38)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Pontiac Montana Rear
KYB
1972 Pontiac Ventura Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-50D40C6    343157  New

69604 , 5955

Qty:
31.68
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; with Multi Leaf Spring Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.32
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.39
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Classic, Domestic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore Original Handling And Control Characteristics
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x0)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1972 - Pontiac Ventura Rear
KYB
1972 Pontiac Ventura Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-01841CA    KG5504  New

5802 , 69604

Qty:
37.34
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK FOR CARS AND TRUCKS
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade with Multi Leaf Spring
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.56
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.04
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Gm Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E3(61.6x87x20)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1972 - Pontiac Ventura Rear
KYB
1960 Pontiac Bonneville Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-4BA029B    KG4550  New

5906 , 82087

Qty:
39.02
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Air Suspension)
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.25
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 13.54
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(51.6x87x20)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.29
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1960 - Pontiac Bonneville Coupe Front
KYB
1960 Pontiac Bonneville Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-4BA029B    KG4550  New

5906 , 82087

Qty:
39.02
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Air Susp.)
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.25
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 13.54
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(51.6x87x20)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.29
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1960 - Pontiac Bonneville Wagon Front
KYB
1960 Pontiac Bonneville Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-3E6236A    344044  New

37073 , G63492

Qty:
33.37
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; (Excludes Air Susp.) Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.52
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 20.79
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore Original Handling And Control Characteristics
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • Lower Mount Type: E1
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 8.27
    • Upper Mount Type: E1
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1960 - Pontiac Bonneville Wagon Rear
Monroe
2005 Pontiac Montana Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber

P311-51D7280    37156  New

10412913 , 10288272 , 15219511 , 10314754 , 88965457 , 10413405 , 10323930 , 88963482 , 22064811 , 88965467 , 19169325 , 15216493 , 15219512 , 10311197 , 22064847 , 10367358 , 10245075 , 10318617 , 22064790 , 10314752 , G63869 , 88945802 , 89060243 , 88965456 , 15829670 , 10310736 , G63776 , 10367357 , 344338 , 15943270

Qty:
49.19
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Recommended OE Application -Specific Replacement; w/o Automatic Rear Air Leveling System; w/o Independent Rear Suspension
  • Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): None
    • Compressed Length: 12.750
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Length: 20.250
    • Material del Cubre Polvo: Metal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 1997
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Venture
    • Most Popular Year: 2005
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 1002696
    • Travel Length: 7.500
    • Viaje: 7.500
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Drive Type Position
2005 - Pontiac Montana SV6 FWD Rear
Monroe
2002 Pontiac Montana Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber

P311-51D7280    37156  New

10412913 , 10288272 , 15219511 , 10314754 , 88965457 , 10413405 , 10323930 , 88963482 , 22064811 , 88965467 , 19169325 , 15216493 , 15219512 , 10311197 , 22064847 , 10367358 , 10245075 , 10318617 , 22064790 , 10314752 , G63869 , 88945802 , 89060243 , 88965456 , 15829670 , 10310736 , G63776 , 10367357 , 344338 , 15943270

Qty:
49.19
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Recommended OE Application -Specific Replacement; w/o Automatic Rear Air Leveling System
  • Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): None
    • Compressed Length: 12.750
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Length: 20.250
    • Material del Cubre Polvo: Metal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 1997
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Venture
    • Most Popular Year: 2005
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 1002696
    • Travel Length: 7.500
    • Viaje: 7.500
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2002 - Pontiac Montana FWD Rear
Monroe
2002 Pontiac Aztek Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber

P311-51D7280    37156  New

10412913 , 10288272 , 15219511 , 10314754 , 88965457 , 10413405 , 10323930 , 88963482 , 22064811 , 88965467 , 19169325 , 15216493 , 15219512 , 10311197 , 22064847 , 10367358 , 10245075 , 10318617 , 22064790 , 10314752 , G63869 , 88945802 , 89060243 , 88965456 , 15829670 , 10310736 , G63776 , 10367357 , 344338 , 15943270

Qty:
49.19
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Recommended OE Application -Specific Replacement
  • Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): None
    • Compressed Length: 12.750
    • Dust Shield Material: Metal
    • Extended Length: 20.250
    • Material del Cubre Polvo: Metal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 1997
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Venture
    • Most Popular Year: 2005
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 1002696
    • Travel Length: 7.500
    • Viaje: 7.500
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2002 - Pontiac Aztek FWD Rear
Monroe
1964 Pontiac Bonneville Shock Absorber - Front Monroe - Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber

P311-47AD060    5801  New

22064433 , 22064422 , 22064601 , 22064105 , 22064299 , 22046423 , E9AZ18124A , F7AZ18124DB , 22003121 , E9AZ18125E , 22064401 , 22064179 , FOAZ18125A , E9AZ18124E , E9AZ18124F , 22181553 , 22064040 , 88946562 , 22181559 , 22064044 , 22064298 , E4AZ18125A , 22046426 , FOAZ18125B , 22140213 , 88946032 , 69600 , 69675 , 22064436 , 22064101 , 22064603 , E9AZ18125F , 5U2Z18V125C , 22064630 , 22065201 , E9AZ18124B , 22064424 , 22064413 , F0AC18045AA , F7AZ18124BB , 22064856 , 88945188 , 22064600 , 22046498 , 88946013 , 22064309 , 22046445 , G63375 , 22064311 , E9AZ18125G , 22064421 , E9AZ18124D , 22064264 , 88945844 , 5U2Z18V125VF , 12322219 , 22064049 , 22064425 , 22064100 , 22064265 , 4993745 , 22140148 , 22064046 , 69625 , 22064499 , 88945177 , E9AZ18125H , 22046427 , 22064400 , 22064434 , 22046428 , 88945821 , 22064104 , E9AZ18125A , 22064426 , 88946558 , 22003254 , 22064041 , 22064042 , 22064310 , E9AZ18125B , 22064435 , 22064107 , 22064412 , 22064047 , 22064045 , 22064618 , 22064048 , 22064183 , 51610T6NA03 , 22046424 , 22064043

Qty:
32.93
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • Recommended OE Application -Specific Replacement
  • Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01134
    • Compressed Length: 9.250
    • Extended Length: 14.375
    • Installation Tips: Tighten Upper Mounting Nut Until The Rubber Cushions Expand To The Same Diameter As The Steel Retainers, With The Weight Of The Vehicle On It's Tires. Do Not Over Tighten Upper Mounting Nut. Do Not Spin Shock Rod With Air Ratchet. Do Not Scratch Polish
    • Max Year Covered: 1996
    • Min Year Covered: 1952
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Caprice
    • Most Popular Year: 1979
    • Parts Pack(s): P01134
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Tips de Instalación: Tighten Upper Mounting Nut Until The Rubber Cushions Expand To The Same Diameter As The Steel Retainers, With The Weight Of The Vehicle On It's Tires. Do Not Over Tighten Upper Mounting Nut. Do Not Spin Shock Rod With Air Ratchet. Do Not Scratch Polish
    • Total Part VIO: 1043084
    • Travel Length: 5.125
    • Viaje: 5.125
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1964 - Pontiac Bonneville Front

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rear shocks 1998 pontiac firebird

Showing 2 out of 2 Posts
Question From Guest on rear shocks 1998 pontiac firebird

I am sure this is a really stupid question, but does anyone know how to get to the top nut on the rear shocks of a 1998 firebird. The rear shocks are shot but I can't seem to figure out how I am supposed to change them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

OK: I'm up late and I'll give it a shot. I think you may find access thru the trunk and that was the way on some older cars than yours, T

1992 Pontiac Grand Am-Suspension?

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Question From huxley on 1992 Pontiac Grand Am-Suspension?

Hey again,

This time I'm just looking for some suggestions...it'll be simple for once!

I really need to replace the suspension all the way around in my car. 92 Pontiac Grand Am 2.3L 4Cyl Quad OHC engine, a little under 40K. The gas shocks probably went dead quite some time ago and they certainly show. Now, my questions are the following

1. Suggestions on good (and preferably inexpensive) shocks to get? Best place to get them? Are there any ones that I should absolutely AVOID? Keep in mind that I plan on keeping this car until it, literally, runs into the ground.
2. Can I feasibly do my front end myself? It's a different unit up front. The back end seems easy and straightforward according to my book. I've been told you can really injure yourself if you f...screw up on the front. So I'm reasonably nervous about that undertaking.
3. Do I need to replace my springs too with a car that's under 40K? Are these expensive? If they should be replaced, is it harder to do?
4. Any other tips, tricks, or suggestions?

Thanks!
Nate

Response From dmac0923

i think your confusing replacing your front end with just replacing your struts.

you can physically remove the struts from the vehicle, but servicing them is usually a job for a shop since it requires a spring compressor to relieve the extremely high tension of the strut spring.

the problem is new struts rarely come assembled with the springs preloaded.

Response From Double J Top Rated Answer

To add...
Gabriel does make a completely assembled Strut/spring/strut mount/bearing..called a ready mount.
Autozone does sell them.

Response From huxley

Oh wow...I checked those out. Pricey! All you need is that tool they sell to compress the springs, right? I can get one of those fairly cheaply, so it might be in my best interest to assemble it myself. I'm just worried about injuring myself in the process...

-Nate

Response From Tom Greenleaf


Nate - I couldn't help it but jump in here too - sorry. The basic spring compressors look and work like shown in above pics. I have those and they work but stink! Not very safe IMO so I use a wall mounted more expensive job at another shop when needed and never bought the good stuff for my own shop.

I'd take them out whole and just ask a shop how much to assemble them for you. I dunno if parts outlets are doing this service - ask??

Idea: When taking out whole McPherson struts you will lose the alignment but if you spray some quick dry primer paint on the area where bolted and you can get it close and still do need it aligned.

Note: A compressed spring is a lot of force and can easily be severly dangerous if things go wrong. Pay strict attention when compressing springs and where car is supported while messing with this stuff. They guys here will know more about what you should watch out for specifically then I do for this exact one so I'll butt out,

T

2002 Hyundai Accent won't start

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Question From fun value on 2002 Hyundai Accent won't start

It is a 2002 Hyundai Accent, 1.5 or 1.6 L engine. Doesn't start, doesn't even turn over. When I jump from Pontiac (with Pontiac engine off) it either clicks and doesn't start or sometimes it turns over really well and starts right up. I cleaned the battery posts and cables. When I take the Hyundai battery to Walmarts and to Autozone they say the battery is good. After starting with the Pontiac I let it idle for about 1.5 hours. At first I noticed the charge indicator on the dashboard showed no charging. Later I noticed it was charging (needle at about 1/3). Aft.about 1.5 hours I turned it off and immediately tried to restart. It didn't start, didn't even turn over, didn't even click, click, click.
So now what? And also, what should I expect the dealer to charge. They do a $85 diagnostic and if I chose to have them repair it, they refund the $85. Any suggestions on other places. Pepboys is 100 miles away.
Thanks.

Response From Discretesignals

Might want to have the battery tested again. Make sure your battery terminals are clean and tight. No corrosion. When you get it running, check the charging system voltage with a volt meter at the battery terminals. When it is charging it should be around 13.5 volts. Also make sure your belts are in good condition and properly tensioned.

Response From fun value

After jumping and starting, the voltage is about 12.77 volts.
I want to try disconnecting the battery while running to see if the alternator keeps it running, but one website said the battery could blow up. Why would it blow if disconnected? Anyway, what do you think. I will wear goggles, even my motorcycle helmet.
What do you think about the alternator? The alternator indicator indicates it is charging.

Response From Discretesignals

The alternator isn't charging. You may need to have the alternator tested. There also could be a problem outside the alternator, such as wiring or connectors problems. On the back of the alternator is a large stud where the battery cable connects to. Check voltage at the stud also. Some alternator circuits have fuses, so be sure those fuses are intact.

The battery won't blow up if you disconnect it while the engine is running, but if the alternator is functioning and you disconnect the battery while the engine is running, you'll stand the chance of frying solid state components such as an engine computer. The reason is because the alternator is sensing battery voltage. When you disconnect the battery, the alternator's regulator senses the extreme drop in voltage, so the regulator full fields the alternator. This generates a very large voltage spike into the electrical system. The spike (surge) is what can take out solid state components. The battery acts as buffer against these spikes, but since the battery is disconnected the buffer is non existent. Some modules have protection, but there is no guaranty damage can't be inflicted.

The best tool that you have to check to see if the charging system is operational is the volt meter. 12.77 volts is near battery voltage and isn't enough. Charging system voltage should be in the vicinity of 13.5-14 volts.

Response From fun value

Hi discretesignals:
Well, before I read your post I cleaned the posts better. I thought I cleaned them pretty well before. But I finally broke down and paid the $10 for a cleaning kit. I guess my kid put so much pepsi on it over and over that it built up quite a thick layer of corrosion. Then I replaced the cable and it started right away. I tested with the voltmeter and it read about 14.7 volts. Hope that's not to high.
But like the others said, and I admit, I am not that smart with this stuff. I am over 63 years old and haven't worked on engines since our John Deere tractor back in the 60's and our Allis Chalmers which used a magneto. We didn't have to worry about all the high-tech back then.
So anyway, now my pontiac engine light is on all the time. Wonder what I did to it.
One time I did accidentally make a big spark when I touched the terminals between the two cars backwards while using the Pontiac to jump the Hyundai. Trying to hurry, working on Sunday, etc...., well now what?
I checked the Pontiac voltage. It's about 12.5 with the engine off and 14.8 running.
BTW, what voltage is considered over-charging?
Also, curious, but what about amperage? I guess it shouldn't be deadly, but would it blow my little VOM?
Well, I am happy I don't have to take my Hyundai in. A year ago I took it in, asked for a simple fix and they talked me into a whole bunch of stuff. It was Christmas, so I gave them $600 for stuff I could have done. But now the Pontiac could cost me even more. I am just a teacher in a school where my salary has been cut $6000.

Response From Hammer Time

You charging voltage is just fine.........................

I wish I could say the same for your truck. You seem to do more damage every time you touch it. Apparently, your idea of cleaning battery terminals was to pour Pepsi over the battery. We aren't in the 60s any more.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Can't use Pepsi. Has to be the real thing....




LMAO,

T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Operating voltage: ..............................

Voltage regulators control the charging voltage that the alternator produces, commonly keeping it between 13.5 and 14.5 V, to protect the electrical components throughout the vehicle

  • When not replaced, the battery will discharge or over charge (destroying battery), engine will die, CEL will illuminate, charging system light will illuminate, or alternator damage may occur.


  • ***************************************
    14.8? Check or calibrate your VOM. IMO that's an odd voltage to stay at and shouldn't stay at max of range anyway. If verified you can replace just a voltage regulator in most GMs inside alternator. Any doubts on how to do that DON'T!

    T

    Response From fun value

    I recleaned the terminals and posts with stuff from the autoparts store. I think I cleaned it better, because it started without jumping. I put on gloves, motorcycle helmet and removed the positive terminal. It kept running. But I replaced the terminals and tested with the voltmeter. It read out 14.42 volts. So now I wonder if the alternator is over-charging.

    Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer


    I put on gloves, motorcycle helmet and removed the positive terminal. It kept running.


    I guess there are some people out there that really have no business working or cars, before they hurt themselves or the car

    Response From Hammer Time


    Response From Discretesignals

    Ya, the gloves and helmet idea should of tipped me off.

    Response From Discretesignals

    I guess you didn't read what I typed or maybe you didn't understand what I typed.

    Maybe I should use pictures. Disconnecting the battery while the engine is running can cook circuit boards or those small tiny electrical components that are on the circuit boards. Those circuit boards are inside the computers that controls the functions of the engine and the transmission and other electrical items throughout the vehicle.

    In the picture below are tiny little solid state components. They are designed to operate on low voltages. When you induce a higher than normal voltage into one or more of the components they tend to cook. This higher than normal voltage occurs when disconnecting the battery from a working charging system. Those components are repairable up to a point, but very very expensive and time consuming to diagnose and repair. I guess you are willing to take your chances of seeing if a module has overload protection and if it is functioning properly. Not something I would gamble with.



    Struts and shocks?

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    Question From cooky_luvs on Struts and shocks?

    Hello,

    I wasn't sure if this is the right section for this question but it seemed to fit best over the other categories. I have a '95 Pontiac Bonneville with only 51k miles. It's a really good car, only problem is it pulls way to the right even after being aligned twice. It was aligned both times at Meineke and the second time they said it wasn't able to be aligned because it needs new struts/shocks. I then took the car to NTB and had them look everything over since I trust them much more. They said the problem is really that the car needs new tie rods, once those are replaced the alignment should be no problem. They also said because they're the original ones, it would need new shocks/struts as well. So my question is, does it really need the shocks/struts done? They said "because they are original", not necessarily that they are worn. With this car having only 51k miles, I just wonder if I really need to replace them, or if they're just trying to get more money out of me. I don't think it would hurt to do them, but if it's not necessary I'd rather not pay the cash. The car rides smooth except for the excessive pulling. Any ideas??

    Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

    I don't think you are going to do well at either of those places. It's hard to find a good alignment shop. Most of the tire stores are just interested in selling you something and they don't know much about wheel alignment.

    Response From cooky_luvs

    So is there a type of place you'd suggest? Or any idea about the struts?

    Response From Hammer Time

    I'm not there to look at your car but I have my doubts about the struts with that mileage. It's have to recommend anyone because it just depends on who they have doing them. The chain companies are all about sales. You just have to get references from someone local.

    Response From cooky_luvs

    I thought the shocks/struts would be ok to considering the mileage, but wanted to make sure the age wouldn't be a factor. Also do you think the tie rods could be the problem? I thought that sounded feasible. I would just hate to get them replaced and then still have the car pull to the right. Is there anything else common that I should investigate as the cause?

    Response From Hammer Time

    The may just be a bad tire. I would try rotating them front to rear first and see if that changes anything.

    Response From cooky_luvs

    Oh sorry, should have mentioned I replaced all the tires. Originally one of the tires had a bubble and I thought that was the only problem making it pull to the right. I ended up replacing all four tires with used tires since the ones that came on it at purchase were very worn. They also rotated them the last time they attempted the alignment. So the tires are good, but after replacing them and rotating the pulling persists.

    Response From Sidom

    Cross the frt tires and see if that makes a difference on the pull before doing anything else.....

    You do realize that tires have an expiration date???

    Anything over 6 years old is considered unsafe to drive on, regardless of how much tread it has on it.....

    Response From Hammer Time

    Anything over 6 years old is considered unsafe to drive on

    Not around here. They won't go much over 4 years in the sun down here.

    Response From Hammer Time

    Used tires? You can't rely on anything there.

    1999 Pontiac Grand Am back end noise

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    Question From kswick313 on 1999 Pontiac Grand Am back end noise

    What would make the back of the car sound horrible when it goes over a bump. It is loud when it goes over a bump like a loud squeak or something.

    Response From chickenhouse Top Rated Answer

    Any number of bushings could be the cause, start with the rear shock absorber bushings, control arm bushings etc. Try having someone bounce the car while looking underneath it. If you can't replicate the noise and locate it's source, you will more than likely have to put it on a lift and have it diagnosed. Good luck, these can be a pita to find.