When you are working on the Cadillac shocks and struts, brace the back wheels with a block, and vice versa. Make sure that the shocks mounting systems are smooth/ free of loose rust or dirt. In cars with coil springs, support the rear axle housing. Check your car owner’s manual and the shock instructions for proper jack positioning? Do not support the car entirely on jacks.
Now granted, your Malibu is a boat, but lately it seems to be handling worse than usual. It's always been soft, but your ride has gotten downright mushy, and dips make your car sway for a mile. It sounds like your Chevrolet shocks and struts are shot. Chevy shocks connect your vehicle frame to the axles and act as a cushion against spring motion. Without your Chevy shocks, when you hit a bump your car would simply continue to bounce up and down. The Chevrolet quick strut damp that motion, as well as provide control in cornering and braking maneuvers. The Chevy shocks damp that motion, as well as provide control in cornering and braking maneuvers. Have we convinced you that your Shock absorber is important yet? Consider this: A vehicle with a bad Chevy shock absorber can take much longer to stop in panic braking situations. That means your Chevy shocks are very much a safety item. B2C | B2B2C