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post #101 of 194 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 10:08 AM
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Nice to see that the are helping out with the cost, at least in some cases.


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post #102 of 194 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 08:34 AM
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If your dealer isnít willing to help, search online for oem replacements for ~300 each. My local shop found mine that way at a cost of less than half of what the stealership is asking. And yes they are factory GM parts.


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post #103 of 194 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 05:19 PM
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BOTH my rears are blown...bad....bucking like a bronco....national backorder on shocks? Is waiting the only option? Are there places that actually have these on-hand?

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Can you see where they are leaking?

It has been mentioned that a weld is failing rather than the external seals leaking. It would be good to know if that's the case (or not).

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Can you see where they are leaking?

It has been mentioned that a weld is failing rather than the external seals leaking. It would be good to know if that's the case (or not).
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I read somewhere (I don't think it was SS related) that one of the welds on the shell of the magneride shock failed causing a leak.



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I just got off chat with Chevrolet Customer Care. I ordered these shocks through 2 online GM parts retailers, both cancelled my ordered promptly. I guess they don't do backorders, i have used gmpartsdirect many many times in the past with great success and good prices so this was a surprise that they don't handle backordered parts. Anyway after 3 people switching on GM side i got the right guy but wasn't much help. He did get a case number. Basically it boiled down to is he said he could NOT help me unless i actually ordered the parts through a dealer (not internet parts retailer). This is the problem, called local dealer, they also confirmed backorder status, but said they can order and do some 'special' stuff and possibly get them in a few weeks, basically it sounds like they put a 'down car' status somewhere in GM that triggers some process. Which would be fine if the dealer didnt want $650 vs $350 online. I expressed my concerns about this price descrepancy but he basically said that's on the dealer, they have no control.... So this really is a money issue with me, i am not paying $1300 for parts when i know i can get them for $700 (if available). So i may go down the route of magride delete sensors and old school 2014 shocks....which i have not even confirmed those availability...... What a mess, and the car really is horrible to drive if not dangerous.

PS I have also heard about welds failing somewhere, but have not looked to see where these are failing, but know they are gone by the ride and the puddle under shocks.

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WHAT A CROCK OF S_HTI

i think for me when the time comes, its non mag ride with dongle.

is this part availability going to ease or get worse as years go on for the parts ???

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... Basically it boiled down to is he said he could NOT help me unless i actually ordered the parts through a dealer (not internet parts retailer). This is the problem, called local dealer, they also confirmed backorder status, but said they can order and do some 'special' stuff and possibly get them in a few weeks, basically it sounds like they put a 'down car' status somewhere in GM that triggers some process. Which would be fine if the dealer didnt want $650 vs $350 online. I expressed my concerns about this price descrepancy but he basically said that's on the dealer, they have no control.... ...... What a mess, and the car really is horrible to drive if not dangerous.

PS I have also heard about welds failing somewhere, but have not looked to see where these are failing, but know they are gone by the ride and the puddle under shocks.
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They are on backorder until 6/14 according to my part shop FYI. I'm waiting for 2 rears right now.
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