Ram Dakota Shock Absorber Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

customer ratings

(4)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

customer ratings

(4)

Shock Absorber Replacement Estimate for Ram Dakota

Ram Dakota Shock Absorber Replacement costs $419 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Ram DakotaV8-4.7LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$490.63Shop/Dealer Price$604.79 - $915.77
2011 Ram DakotaV8-4.7LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$861.50Shop/Dealer Price$1058.68 - $1583.18
2011 Ram DakotaV6-3.7LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$861.50Shop/Dealer Price$1058.68 - $1583.17
2011 Ram DakotaV6-3.7LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$480.63Shop/Dealer Price$593.19 - $902.96
Show example Ram Dakota Shock Absorber Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ram mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ram owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(4)

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0

Excellent Rating

(4)

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
Number of Ram Dakota services completed
44+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ram MECHANICS
200+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Use a Ratchet on a Car
Ratchets are hand-held mechanic tools used with sockets to remove or tighten bolts or lug nuts. Ratchets use leverage in a free-spinning motion.
How to Choose Used Tires for a Car
Used tires can have issues with wear, age, and dry rot. Buying a used tire is cheaper but should be done in matching sets to avoid danger.
How to Replace a Coolant Level Sensor
Coolant level sensors are faulty if the coolant level sensor light stays on extensively or the engine overheats without the light coming on.

2000 Mustang v6 manual has whining sound coming from the power steering pump even after replacing the rack and pinion, pump & HPL

If you haven't already done so, disconnect the drive belt to the pump and briefly run the engine to be sure that the noise is not coming from elsewhere. If indeed the noise is from the pump, be sure you...

Car seized while driving and won't start but engine turns over

If the engine had seized because of low oil, you would have heard some excessive engine noise and probably had some overheating as well. In the absence of those signs, your problem may even be something minor. But knowing that...

Squeaking/Chirping while driving

Some of the most common causes of the symptom you described are a stretched serpentine belt, a dried out idler pulley, or a dried out tensioner pulley. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to use...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com