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Old 09-22-2005, 01:46 AM   #1
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I'm going to need all suggestions possible, I also wanted to ask if I should replace any other parts that connects to the front strut,-seals, etc. I was lucky to have a workmate that had a mechanic shop and lent me his spring compressor. That gives me the reason to replace the front first struts and then the rear ones.

By the way I finally got all bibrations eliminated, with the front rims reconditioned. And Sears was able to replace all four tires, I had to pay the difference of mileage usage from the old ones, but what the heck I said, and pay the amount.

I'm going to go with the sensatrack or the Reflex. Does anyone know if I could get just the inserts and keep the housing. Could they be available in NAPA or AUTOZONE..?

One more question: when you buy the strut, say from NAPA. Do they sell you a kit with seals and what not?

Does the Coil Insulator has to be replaced?

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I would try to replace the coil isolators.

Remember, those springs are strong enough to kill you.
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You may also want to check your bearing plates too., they go on top of your strut.
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Check out this write up by Randman1.. He'* got some great info..

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ht=front+strut
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I used the complete cartridges from Advanced Auto (Sensatrac). They come preassembled with new springs and bearings. A little most cost, not too bad, and definately worth it. Pop out, pop in, pop the cork, have a drink.
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