- Buick Ownership
- 2009 Lucerne CXL, 2000 LeSabre Limited, Gran Touring
I was hearing a clunking noise from the right front of my '09 CXL (102K mi). The dealer said it was worn mounting hardware above the struts, so we replaced the front strut mount/bearing plates and the struts for a whopping $1,064!! The previously smooth ride of my car is now harsh. Now I feel every road imperfection through the wheel and I feel every tiny bump in the road in the seat of my pants. The GM strut part number was 19208029. The mount kit GM part number was 19208376. The dealer says their GM computer tells them that the Lucerne came with an F41 suspension, and these are the correct parts numbers for the F41. I believe this is incorrect, or that GM is now just giving F41 parts for any car with this suspension. I've had the F41 suspension on a couple of GM cars in the 80s and 90s, and yes, it was quite firm and rode harshly like the part the dealer put on my Lucerne. Anyone have any experience with this? Did the dealer give me the correct part? What they put on doesn't ride anything like the original equipment Lucerne suspension. If they were wrong, does anyone know the correct GM strut part number to use? If GM no longer makes the correct strut, does anyone know of an aftermarket strut that rides like the original sturts in the Lucerne?