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Strut Dust Boot

I recently bought a Nissan Almera 2006 100k miles. For both the rear and front struts on both sides. The dust covers/boots are detached/ripped from the bottom end leaving them exposed. The struts ...
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Strut Torque Specs for 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Can anybody provide what the Torque specs are for the front struts on a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid? Google searches provide conflicting and incomplete information. Was hoping someone had a repair ...
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2003 Honda Civic Si Hatchback

What part should I replace on 3rd door (hatch) ? It will not stay up. Maybe the struts? When i search for the part I can only find struts for the body suspension.
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When should I get an alignment after strut and coil replacement?

This weekend I replaced most of the front suspension in my car, including the strut and coil assemblies for both front wheels. I was told it is wise to get an alignment done afterwords as my car is ...
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I bought two new shock absorbers but one of them is much softer and slower. Is it bad? (video attached)

It also does not go up fully if I put some weight on it. Video: https://youtu.be/1CpawflyGjs Car is scion tc. Both struts are the same brand/line.
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What are the symptoms of a bad complete strut assembly on a 2009 Honda Civic LX

What are the symptoms of a bad complete strut assembly on a 2009 Honda Civic LX . I've got an undiagnosable vibration
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Locked steering wheel moved/rotated after replacing struts. Is this okay?

So I hired a mechanic to replace my front left strut. I parked the car in a lifter and left it with the steering wheel perfectly aligned straight then i turned off the car. When the strut work was ...
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What Is The Metal “Wing” Connected To My Lower Strut Mount Mazda Protege 2002?

Connected to the lower strut mount of my Mazda Protege 2002 is a "wing" which leads away with a size 14mm bolt in it. I have been trying to loosen the rusted bolt, but I can't get it loose. I am ...
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Strut spring slipped off pad

I have a 2011 Town and Country (70k miles) and I had a clunking develop on the driver's side a few months ago. I figured out that the strut bushing/bearing was the cause and the clunking was the ...
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Car vibrates and has mild drone at 15-45 mph

I bought a used car with worn-out tires. Between speeds of 14-45mph the car vibrates and produces low frequency growling/droning noise. When above 45 mph, vibrations go away but drone pitch increases (...
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Rear strut mounts 2005 Escape

I have a 2005 Ford Escape. Going over bumps, I get a loud banging noise from the rear struts. There’s play when I grab the upper part of the shock. Is there a fix for this?
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Damage to shocks over sharp curb

I drive a 2012 Sportage and I accidentally drove over the curb yesterday. The bricks that made this curb where old and irregular so there we sharp bits poking out. I was not driving too fast but as ...
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How long does it take ( and how hard ) to replace front strut and spring assembly on a 2008 CRV?

Just went to get my car inspected, mechanic told me that I need new front struts, car has 120k on it so it kinda makes sense. He quoted me $950, I called the auto- parts store and they told me that it ...
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Mercury Milan - Rough ride quality, relatively new tires

The car has ~180k miles on it but I have relatively new tires (less than 10K miles on them) and they are pretty good on the highway (very silent). My tires are: 205/60/16. Width/height-wise they are ...
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Loud snap and there is now noise when turning steering left and right

While I was driving 20 mph, I heard a loud snap/bang noise and the car then started making noise when turning the steering wheel or driving on small bumps. Any idea what could cause this? Broken ...
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Lower torque spec for a used rear strut-to-axel carrier nut versus new?

I am replacing struts on my 2004 Toyota Camry LE (4 cyl). The rear suspension strut-to-axle carrier nuts/bolts (19mm) have a torque spec of 188 ft. lbs. in an official 2004 Camry Repair online manual....
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How common is this ? (Burst a strut)

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)....
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How do I get the camber back to 0, with no adjustments

Just put new struts and control arms on a 2010 but, and the wheels have negative camber now. They don't have any adjustments on the new struts, how do I get the wheels back straight.
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Mounting new shocks/struts for 2002 Ford Focus SE

I am replacing the shocks/struts on my 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I have never done this before and am not using OEM parts - I'm using this Moog strut assembly - so I wanted to make sure I'm doing this ...
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Do I need to align my tires after replacing the struts?

I just replaced all 4 struts in my 2002 Camry. I'm about to put the tires back on, but am I good to drive off or do I need to do alignment first? I know how to check my front toe if my rear wheels are ...
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Installing a lower strut brace: What will happen when I remove the bolts connecting the control arms?

I want to install a lower strut brace on my Mk1 Golf/Rabbit. The strut bar connects between the 2 control arms, like this: I need to remove the (one of the) bolts holding in the control arms. I've ...
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Can wheels become unaligned after replacing struts?

I took my car (Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet) to get new front struts and new strut mounts kits installed. When I got it back, the steering and suspension certainly felt better, but the steering wheel is ...
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Specs for a powered tailgate strut

I'm looking for info on tailgate struts that are electric / hydraulic hybrids -- they accept a DC voltage from a control module to open, then close when +/- are flipped, with the action mediated by ...
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2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6 - Can I use 2 different strut brands in front and back?

I recently bought a used 2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6 and I think I need to change the struts. I have been looking around online for struts and there are so many different brands. I nailed it down to ...
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front struts 2000 taurus can not knock out lower mounting bolt. nut is off

I CAN NOT KNOCK THE BOLT itsself out from the lower end of strut mount. i got the nut off butt am unable to hammer the bolt out. front strut passenger side 2000 taurus
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How bad is this strut mount damage?

I noticed a crack in the strut mount rubber of my 1999 Volvo v40. The suspension often creaks when going over speed bumps (and sometimes it doesn't) though I'm not sure it's the fault of this mount. ...
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My Ride is Still Very Bouncy after Changing the Struts and Strut Mounts

I just changed the front struts and strut mounts on my 98 Mazda 626. The old ones were completely shot. While I noticed an improvement in the ride, it wasn't nearly as much as I expected, and quite ...
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How Fast Should a Depressed Strut Piston Return?

I just changed the struts on my car, and was curious how fast a strut piston should return after being depressed. In my case the old ones didn't have any return at all almost ( after a few minutes ...
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Lubricating Spring Compresor Threads

I'm getting ready to replace the struts on one of my vehicles using a set of ampro T70570 coil spring compressors: I had vaguely remembered reading somewhere that it's a good idea to oil the threads, ...
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How Important Are the Rear Shocks / Struts

When people talk about changing the shocks or struts, it's usually the front ones due to comfort, handling and safety reasons. But what about the rear ones? How much of a problem are worn out rear ...
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Identifying Suspension Parts on my Mazda 626

This is a continuation of my question regarding What to Check When Replacing Struts, but specific to my 98 Mazda 626 2L. I want to make sure: I've correctly identified the parts What is their effect ...
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What to Check When Replacing Struts

I'm going to replace the front struts on my 98 Mazda 626 and was wondering if there are other components which should be checked / replaced at the same time, i.e. that if the struts are shot there is ...
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Consequences of failing to replace bad struts and sway bar bushings

My car is kind of a beater and I don't want to pour money into it. Apart from a bumpy ride, is anything really bad going to happen if I don't replace these parts? For example, will this put a ...
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How much to replace shocks and struts for a 2010 Chevy Aveo?

I had my safety inspection done today? The mechanic says that my shocks and struts need replacing. In order to prove it to me, he pushed the left tire up and down which caused the thing in the picture ...
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Clunking Noise from Rear, Right Tire when hitting bumps

I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SE with ~95000 miles. It has been a very cold and harsh winter in New England. Recently, I have been hearing a clunking noise in the rear, right tire region when hitting ...
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Acura TL 2001 squeaking noise

Worried student here! I bought an Acura TL 2001 about 7 months ago and the car was mechanically sound. About a month and a half ago i started to hear a squeaking noise. The noise only occurs when the ...
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Front tires hitting struts

2006 Mazda 5 Sedan front tires are hitting while traveling. There is lots of clearance when not moving. We just put 4 brand new tires on 4200 miles ago. Drivers side rubbed a little on the side but it ...
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Should I check my rear toe after replacing a rear strut, and how?

I see a lot of information about how to check and adjust front toe at home using the string method, but it seems to rely on rear wheels that are properly aligned. I understand that the rear wheels on ...
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Bumpy ride after brake, strut replacement?

I just had my front and back brakes, and the right front axle replaced by an auto repair shop. It cost around $600. However, right after the changes, the car is now moving up and down a lot even on ...
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What can be done about noisy spring seats?

On a MacPherson strut car, sometimes the springs of the front suspension will bind in their seats, and when turning the wheel sharply at low speed (or at a standstill) you end up with a kind of "bung, ...
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Replacing boot (tailgate/trunk) struts/pistons

The struts/pistons are no longer strong enough to hold the boot (trunk for americans) open. I went to buy one from the shop only to find the price was for an idividual unit. Is there ever a case where ...
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Alignment is out of spec a tad - should I worry?

So I bought new tires recently for my 2002 Nissan Sentra and wanted to make sure that my alignment would not eat them up. Even though effectively my entire suspension/axle system was overhauled ...
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Do my struts need replacing? Is it possible to repair them? What's a reasonable price?

I have a 2003 Mazda Protege with about 100,000 miles on it. Even very uncertain guestimates at the appropriate price for this would be appreciated. Will worn struts damage my tires? How quickly? ...
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Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?

My girlfriend is having a heck of a vexing time with navigating her options for getting the rear struts on her 99 camry replaced. One major chain auto repair store quoted $580-$600 for the job. ...
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Which of these two front struts is the correct one for a 2002 Subaru Outback?

The wife's car (2002 Subaru Outback) is ready for new struts and I'm trying to determine the correct part set. TireRack, surprisingly, lists two different sets of front struts. One set is for "...
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When must I repair or replace a strut?

My mechanic says the right front strut of my Tacoma pickup truck is leaking oil. Q: What do I need to consider if I postpone repairs until I save the money? Q: What are tell-tell signs that I need to ...
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2001 Honda Civic: rough ride, even after new struts

My 2001 Honda Civic has what I can only describe as a "rough ride" in the front wheels. When I put my foot on the brake pedal (not pressing on it), there's a roughness there I can feel. It's less at ...
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Rough ride on LL Bean Subaru, are the struts the cause?

I have a 2004 LLBean with 88,000 miles on it. It rides worse than my old 2001 limited. The ride is hard. I was told that as long as the struts are not leaking oil, they are fine. Is this true? I ...
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Do I Need to Compress the Springs to Install Strut Tower Braces?

I have a '99 Maxima. I am considering installing strut tower braces. In order to do so, would I need to get spring compression tools to hold the springs on the struts, or will the weight of the car ...