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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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.
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.
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
Did not change till 147000 miles. Should have done it alot earlier. Restored handling to an incredibly good level.
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.