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Old 08-16-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default A weird leak...any advice?

Ok, so i rolled under my car to check out the sway bar end links. Good news: not broken, but i think they are a little bent. While i was under i noticed something i hadn't noticed before. This is on the strut of the front passenger side tire. Any idea what it might be? It is definitely some sort of oil.

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It'* kind of sad that i've been a member for 6 days and i've already posted like 3 problems....but hey, it keeps life interesting i guess.
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Is the fluid leaking out of the strut?
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Is the fluid leaking out of the strut?
I agree that is what it looks like, a bad strut leaking fluid.
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Yup. Bad strut.
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Any oil on a strut that appears to be coming from the strut is viewed as a failure. As more oil leaks out, the dampening properties will diminish and that can be a hazardous situation.
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I'm going to go ahead and replace both front struts and do the sway end links while i'm at it. Any suggestions on brands? I was looking at partsamerica or napa.
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Different folks like different brands, but many here, including me, like Monroe Sensa-Trac struts.

For the end links, get Energy Suspension replacement kits. I'll search for the part numbers.

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Energy suspension endlink kits 8120 and 8105 and two bolts.. I think .3/8" thick 3.5" long grade 8 is very good w/nylock nut.
Kit 8120 is for the fronts and 8105 for the rear. You need two each of the kits and two bolts (from Ace Hardware or equal) with nylock nuts.
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Energy suspension endlink kits 8120 and 8105 and two bolts.. I think .3/8" thick 3.5" long grade 8 is very good w/nylock nut.

Kit 8120 is for the fronts and 8105 for the rear. You need two each of the kits and two bolts (from Ace Hardware or equal) with nylock nuts.


I searched autozone and couldn't find the endlinks. Most of the sets i've looked at included the bolts (basically everything you need), but would it be better then to get the bolts seperately? Is there any other major dealers for the energy suspension line?
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