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Oldsmobile 98 Shock Absorber Replacement costs $521 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1962 Oldsmobile 98V8-6.5LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$480.03Shop/Dealer Price$586.78 - $869.93
1972 Oldsmobile 98V8-7.5LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$480.03Shop/Dealer Price$586.86 - $870.08
1986 Oldsmobile 98V6-3.8LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$677.53Shop/Dealer Price$817.34 - $1171.70
1976 Oldsmobile 98V8-7.5LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$772.23Shop/Dealer Price$957.56 - $1483.13
1985 Oldsmobile 98V6-3.0LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$664.09Shop/Dealer Price$802.48 - $1155.53
1979 Oldsmobile 98V8-5.7LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$430.31Shop/Dealer Price$520.30 - $762.91
1982 Oldsmobile 98V6-4.1LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$777.23Shop/Dealer Price$959.44 - $1482.68
1974 Oldsmobile 98V8-7.5LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$473.03Shop/Dealer Price$578.68 - $861.00
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Shock Absorber Replacement Service

What is the Shock Absorber all about?

Shock absorbers are attached to the vehicle body and suspension components. They are used to absorb road shock, providing a smooth ride. Most cars made after 1995 have shock absorbers in the back wheels and strut assembly in the front. Older cars and trucks may have shock absorbers at all four wheels.

Shock absorbers are basically cylindrical containers filled with gas or liquid. They are mounted from the suspension to the frame of the car. When you drive over a bump, the pistons inside the shocks move up and down against the liquid or gas.

Shock absorbers take a beating day after day, especially on bumpy roads. The gas or liquid will eventually leak, resulting in an unstable or rugged ride. With worn shock absorbers, it is possible that the tires could lose contact with the road and/or wear out prematurely.

Keep in mind:

Shock absorbers are always replaced in pairs (either both front or both rear).

How it's done:

  • Verify that the shock absorbers are bad.
  • Remove and replace the faulty shock absorbers.
  • Inspect the suspension system for any other worn or damaged parts.
  • Test drive vehicle.

Our recommendation:

It is a good practice to replace the shock absorbers every 35,000 miles. You can easily find out if you need new shocks by doing a bounce test. Go to the rear corner of your car and push down on the rear of the car. If your car bounces up and down a few times, it is time to change the shock absorbers.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Shock Absorber?

  • Unstable, bouncy ride.
  • Tires losing contact with the road.
  • Hard impact when you drive over a bump.
  • Leaking fluid.

How important is this service?

Shock absorbers exist at both rear wheels, and sometimes the front wheels as well. The shock absorbers attach the suspension to the body of your car, and feature pistons that are filled with gas or liquid. As your vehicle rides over the bumps and rough conditions of the road, the suspension is subject to a lot of shock. This shock moves the pistons, but the gas or liquid in the pistons helps absorb the impact, and lessen the shock that is then transferred to the body of the vehicle. As a result, the shock absorbers keep your ride relatively smooth and comfortable.

When the shock absorbers malfunction or leak, they will be unable to absorb any of the shock from the road, and all of the impact on the suspension will be transferred to the body of the car. This not only makes for an uncomfortable ride, but can also cause damage to numerous different components in your vehicle.

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Tien
21 years of experience
Oldsmobile 98 - Water Pump - Oakland, California
Tien Wes very good he knows his job,and he is very careful with hard jobs.

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Breck
18 years of experience
Oldsmobile 98 - Oil Pressure Light is on - Houston, Texas
The mobile mechanic came. I must say I am impressed! He found my house. He and I started talking. He said he owned two Ninety Eights previously. He was there to look at my Oldsmobile Ninety Eight. He had two Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Touring Sedans. The ones he owned were from the 1987-1990 era. He was describing the floor shifters and they had and how much he liked Ninety Eights, Touring Sedans, and the Oldsmobile Eighty Eight LSS too. He talked about how a family member owned one and how he was fixing his. He talked in detail about the Touring Sedan and the things he loved. He asked me how long had I owned my Ninety Eight. I told him 2003. He told me how he become a mechanic and went to school for it and more. He got into the Ninety Eight and it would not start. He got out and disconnected the battery and rubbed the negative and positive battery terminals together. He reconnected them and the Ninety Eight started! The instrumentation then told him exactly what it was. There is a sensor at the bottom of the oil pan. He said by doing what he did with the terminals, it cleared the computer and reset it. We went underneath the car and he showed me the sensor. He said which one did you replace? I told him. He said you were on the right path. You know what you are doing. You need to replace this sensor and not the one you did. You can get the sensor and replace it because it is clear you know what you are doing and on the right path. He said you also need to replace your valve cover gaskets. They are leaking. I told him I will request him to come back and do that. I am not doing that even thought I can.

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Oldsmobile 98 - Car is not starting - McKinney, Texas
We have an old 1990 Oldsmobile that would not start. Joseph came out and found the problem quickly.

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Oldsmobile 98 - Car is not starting - Carrollton, Texas
Edmar was very knowledgeable and helpful with his recommendations. I really like the Your Mechanic service offering thus far.

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