This is just for my interest.
There are cheap shock absorber rebuild services. They tell they can rebuild my strut. But manufacturer has told that it couldn't be rebuild (Twin tube oil-gas cartridge).
Before I go for a rebuild, I want to know the possible horrors.
Since the shock absorbers and the struts affect for the wheel alignment and the stability of the front wheels, if they get damaged (Lets say if bursts) there is a possibility for a big accident.
Am I correct ?
If so how common those accidents from strut bursts (Mostly those from rebuild ones)?
Edit 1: (As requested in comments)
My car is a 1987 Toyota Tercel 4wd DX Wagon 1452cc manual driven car. Front strut cartridges are KYB 363037. Present cartridges are worn.
They told they cut the cartridge about 2 inches below the top (where the manufacturer has weld it) and then refill and re-weld it.
I am asking what happens if it is broken at the welded point which is 2 inches below the top end of the cartridge. (Sorry : no one has given a reply for this yet)
A new cartridge is around $60. Re-builders charge around $20 for rebuilding.