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Shock Absorber Replacement Estimate for Saturn SL1

Saturn SL1 Shock Absorber Replacement costs $420 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$578.29Shop/Dealer Price$694.47 - $963.47
1996 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$578.29Shop/Dealer Price$694.64 - $963.78
2000 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$671.50Shop/Dealer Price$814.35 - $1187.84
1991 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$578.29Shop/Dealer Price$699.68 - $972.60
1992 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$660.50Shop/Dealer Price$802.24 - $1174.90
1993 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$593.29Shop/Dealer Price$705.33 - $971.24
1992 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$563.29Shop/Dealer Price$677.10 - $944.33
1998 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$649.50Shop/Dealer Price$797.82 - $1175.41
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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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Saturn SL1 - Battery will not hold a charge - Jacksonville, Florida
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Saturn SL1 - Fuel Filter Replacement - Las Vegas, Nevada
Patrick is truly truly awesome...so grateful for his service, honesty, and knowledge.. i know that if i have any more problems he is the one to get for me...my car is fixed and running smooth and i owe it all to Patrick!...very satisfied customer!!

Brandon

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Brandon
16 years of experience
Saturn SL1 - Tire Rotation - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
My experience with Brandon was extremely good. His customer service was top notch. I was actually scheduled to get a lot more done than expected but he told me that all my axle needed was some tightening around the bolts because who put them in before didn't put them on correctly. He also gave me a reference of what size bolts I would need to replace it with and he also recommended a few other things for my Saturn. The price was very reasonable. What sets Brandon apart from other mechanics is his customer service, knowledge and his attention to detail. I had a really good experience. I highly recommend him.

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Joe
18 years of experience
Saturn SL1 - Alternator - Chicago, Illinois
Joe is professional, mostly quiet and efficient when it came to getting the job done right in less time. It seems that he's passionate in what he does, and it shows. I thought that replacing the alternator was a DIY job until I was observing Joe and I figured out it was more complicated than DIY because it took special types of tools that I didn't have to do that particular job. Anyway, after the new alternator was installed, Joe asked me to start the car up and it worked fine. I had the car running for about ten minutes and it was still running with no warning lights flashing on the dashboard. When I have a another major problem, I'd come to Joe.

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