1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Q&A
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Question: how much should suspension replacement cost?
I would get another opinion. Why do you want to replace the Struts/Shocks any way? There are some Silhouettes with out Air Suspension and the parts are quite reasonable. He/She asked for your VIN to look up the proper parts, which is not uncommon. The VIN has different codes. You may also be able to put on conventional Struts/Shocks and do away with the Air Suspension ( if so equipped ). This is usually much more reasonable. - dandd
Please check out the price estimator at www.repairpal.com for cost estimates for shocks and struts on your Silhouette van. The cost of rear shocks will definitely be higher when you have air shocks. With most new vehicles it is almost always necessary to have the VIN number in order to get the correct parts. With the VIN number in hand the parts person will know all of the options the vehicle has. - Russ
I guess that was an estamste to replace everything in the air ride system? I instaled rear shocks on my mothers 92 buick park avenue recently. The shocks were air assist type at 60.00 each, it was about a 3.5 hr job for me and included the camber and toein alighnment!You might want to price the front struts at the local auto parts place!You probably could do the job if you have plenty of time,but if the parts are dealer items then you may need the dealer's assistance. - Terrance Mathews
the air suspension replacement is a big costly thing. The rear in my 96 Oldsmobile aurora was going to be very expensive but instead i went to Strutmasters.com and got me a conversion kit and payed 297 dollars to fix my rear and now i got a life time warranty and dont ever have to fix it again, - donwayne