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Old 05-23-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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Since I've owned my car there'* been a creeking noise from the front end at low speed when turning the wheel. On the advice of some BC members, I greased the mounts form the top with some spray lithium grease and it helps for a little while. If I get the mounts replaced, I'm doing new struts and an alignment. That being said, it'* going to cost about $500. If I don't do this, what is going to happen? Currently the car seem to track straight.
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Bearing plate
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Yeah, it'* called a strut mount or bearing plate....
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A good place to start anyway....
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Right, but what happens if I don't replace them. If it'* just an annoying noise I'll keep the money for now.
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Far as I know..it'* simply an annoyance. I have heard of them getting very bad when ignored for years, never heard of breakage or more issues caused from it besides being nutty from the noise.
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Far as I know..it'* simply an annoyance. I have heard of them getting very bad when ignored for years, never heard of breakage or more issues caused from it besides being nutty from the noise.
I agree ^ ^ ^ ......but if you have the $ i would do them. hate to see somthing lock up
and have to tear in to it when you were just in there......$.02
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Lube them. Noise gone. Owner happy.
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Lube them. Noise gone. Owner happy.
do you have a photo or drawing breakdown of this.
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Remove black strut dust covers.

Spray goop in opening.

Replace black strut dust covers.

Drink 4 beers.
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