Poor Ride/Handling Due to Worn Suspension Struts on Buick LeSabre

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 114,581 (45,000–200,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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when brakes are applied and then released makes a bumpy
response and noise.
I am in the process of getting this looked at. Could also be due to air ride system in car for the back of the car. Air ride does not raise car in back anymore.
car riding roughly replaced front struts
I paid 1900 bucks to get the problem fixed and it's still have problems
worn out springs and shocks
Struts are loose and bouncy.
no bounce parked it. Heard funny noise when started MAJORLY bumpy ride -- r strut broke
check engine light & tire pressure light always on
I've noticed the jerking when on the freeway the most and hit a pothole. Thought it was front end alignment since minneapolis has the worst pothole problem in the world - and no money to fix them all. After reading all these other reports I can see this is the more likely culprit. I'll have to sell my car to get enough money to replace them.
It is early 2016, my '97 lesabre has 51k miles and the suspension is like riding on a speed boat, bouncing all over, handling is terrible and the whole car leans to one side very bad when taking turns. And when I have 2+ passengers, the car can't handle the weight.
Excessive bouncing in front end.
Need this one too. The air shocks are about $75 each. But if you have replaced anything else like brakes or wheel bearings make sure to get a full wheel alignment afterwards
mine started right around 100,000 miles. but its totally understandable. the car has alot of miles on it.
Bouncy, vague steering in cross winds
bouncing and bottom out clunks in front and this car was in a flood so it got water in struts probably. it definitely has a shock or strut issue up front.
slight noise and bouncy
feels like your out on the open ocean up and down up and down...
Did not change till 147000 miles. Should have done it alot earlier. Restored handling to an incredibly good level.
Started by 50000 miles