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Jeep Cherokee Laredo Shock Absorbers

Q. Vince, I have a 1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, 6 cylinder, automatic with 83,500 miles. Recently the ride has become bumpier and bumpier and I'm trying to decide if I need to have new shocks/struts put it. Once in awhile it will make a very loud noise if the back passenger side hits a bump as there seems to be absolutely no help from the shock.

Jeep Cherokee Laredo Shock Absorbers

However, since it's an old jeep, and I don't drive very much (I live in a city and walk to work) I am apprehensive to put more money into it. How much do you think this sort of repair will cost and will I do further damage if I choose to ignore the problem?

Thanks very much!
Dennis

A. Assuming it is the shocks, here are prices and times from the book.

  Part OEM Part No. Price
Front Standard G0073619 $28.50
  Heavy Duty 52006791 $33.75
Rear Standard G0060053 $36.70
  Heavy Duty G0089896 $36.70
  Off Road G0060053 $36.70
Replace
Front One Side 0.5
  Both Sides 0.7
Rear One Side 0.4

By not replacing them, you run the risk of damaging other suspension parts.

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