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GMC Yukon Suspension Issues

The best fix for GMC Yukon suspension issues (is cheaper than you think)

by Troy Hammond on December 19, 2019 Categories: Maintenance & Repairs

The GMC Yukon is one of the most popular full-size SUVs of all time. It’s not hard to see why. The Yukon is perhaps the ultimate American full-size SUV. It balances rugged functionality with just the right amount of luxury. Part of that luxurious trim is an active load-leveling air suspension. When the GMC Yukon air suspension works, it provides a smooth, cloud-like ride. However, as that air suspension ages, it starts to wear down. As it turns out, GMC Yukon suspension issues are a common problem for owners. Even if you haven't yet had problems with yours, it's worth looking for the warning signs.

How to tell if your GMC Yukon Suspension is worn out

The Yukon is outfitted with a suspension warning system. This system displays a suspension warning light when it detects a problem. However, there are several ways to tell if you are experiencing air suspension issues before the warning light comes on. One surefire sign of suspension failure is if your Yukon does a “nose dive” when coming to a stop. This is when the front of the car dips down and the rear of the car lifts up.

Another telltale sign of a suspension issue is if your compressor is running loudly. It should be barely audible. Also, if you hear the compressor running for longer than a few seconds, it is likely your Yukon has a suspension problem. You can also perform the “bounce test” to see if your Yukon has a suspension issue. Walk around to each corner of the vehicle and push down. If the corner springs back up and settle immediately, that wheel is fine. If it bounces up and down or takes a long time to come back up, you probably have suspension failure at that wheel.

GMC Yukon air suspensions: expensive to repair or replace

So you’ve identified that your GMC Yukon has suspension issues. What’s next? If you’ve taken it to the dealership, you already know that replacing or repairing your air suspension is very expensive. Air suspensions are made up of many moving and electronic parts. These parts are highly specialized and need to be very precise to work. In addition, they all must be working properly for the system to work as a whole.

For example, rear air struts are the most likely to fail in the GMC Yukon. Just one rear air strut costs almost $400. And once one of them fails, the others are right behind it. Other components, such as the ride height sensors, are also prone to wearing out and needing replacement as well. Since you’d be replacing your worn out air suspension components with other components that are also guaranteed to wear out at some point, it seems like a lot of money. But there is another way.

Convert your GMC Yukon to non-air suspension to save time and money

You don’t have to live with that air suspension headache. Instead, you can ditch that air suspension entirely and convert it to sturdy, dependable coilover struts. Rather than a complex web of interconnected electronic components, this conversion kit from Strutmasters uses good old mechanical resistance to hold your vehicle up. All 5,500 pounds of it. Made with high-quality cold-wound steel, these new struts are specially tuned by our engineers to fit your GMC Yukon suspension perfectly.


Thanks to Strutmasters’ Glide-Ride Technology, your new ride will feel comparable to your old air suspension. These GMC Yukon air to non-air conversion kits are designed to save you money. You can convert your entire vehicle for just $549. They are also remarkably simple to install. That means fewer expensive labor hours at the shop. A handy DIYer might even want to install the new suspension at home. The job can be completed with just a few common tools, a sturdy jack and about one hour per wheel.

Best of all, Strutmasters is so confident in the quality of this Made-in-the-USA suspension replacement kit, each kit comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee. That means that in most circumstances, as long as you’re still driving your GMC Yukon, your struts are guaranteed to work or we’ll replace them.

Why wait?

This GMC Yukon air to non-air suspension conversion kit is one of our most popular items. Join the many who have already made the switch!

Order online or better yet, call one of our Suspension Experts at (866) 669-9456. They’ll help you make sure you get exactly what you need for your GMC Yukon.

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