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Old 05-03-2006, 06:08 PM   #1
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So I recently spent $543 on new brakes, new pullies etc. However I was told that my struts and bearings (pretty sure thats what he said) are going.

Almost everytime I turn it feels like soemthing is sticking then it will suddenly spring loose. Then it will pull towards the direction I turned. Now I know here a lot of people have had this prolbem and it was actually fixed with some lubricant. I tried some lubricant but it did not help. So the mechanic told me it would cost about another $500 to put a whole new set in or try to find a car with less miles and buy the entire thing to swap.

Is it really necessary to completely replace it or is there another alternative?
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The lubricating that you tried is the alternative.

Personally I recently swapped my struts and strut mount bearings. I give the experience a big thumbs up. Had a squeak that I thought was body noise..it was a mount.

The ride is better and all is well.

Parts alone at a discounted price cost me $351. There'* a fair amount of labor and an alignment to add in.. $500 for all 4 struts installed and complete seems good.
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That sounds more like a steering rack problem than a strut bearing.
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[quote="Arakor"]So I recently spent $543 on new brakes, new pullies etc. However I was told that my struts and bearings (pretty sure thats what he said) are going.

Almost everytime I turn it feels like soemthing is sticking then it will suddenly spring loose. Then it will pull towards the direction I turned. Now I know here a lot of people have had this prolbem and it was actually fixed with some lubricant. I tried some lubricant but it did not help. So the mechanic told me it would cost about another $500 to put a whole new set in or try to find a car with less miles and buy the entire thing to swap.

Is it really necessary to completely replace it or is there another alternative?[/quote

That'* called memory steer. Your strut bearing are whipped. Wait for Sunday'* paper and look for a buy 1 get 1 sale. Dont buy gabrial'* either, they are garbage.

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