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Old 09-01-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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According to my mechanic my upper strut bearings on the front of the 93 are worn. How can I fix this myself or do I really need to take it in to the shop? They mentioned that you need some sort of device to hold back something that is spring loaded.
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the strut is taken off the car.

The strut spring is compressed (special tools) and then the strut bearing and mount can come off the strut.

It'* a mechanic thing if you haven't been there before. It'* dangerous dealing with the springs.
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So is parts, labor, and alignment for $373.53 a fair deal?
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Check with your mechanic..I wonder if he'* also got new struts in there.

Mounts $60-80
Alignment $80-100
Labor.. about 1-2 hours.
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No struts, just the bearings. My struts are original and still working ok, I dont really think I need to change them out. I am short on money.
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That'* bordering on rape without struts.
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I called up NTB, parts/labor is 235.61, and alignment is 99 dollars for total of $335.60, but I can just take it to a shop who will do it for 65 bucks, so then that brings it to $300.61. Better dont you think?
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I have done my own work and had alignments done for $45 .... $90-$100 for an alignment is rape... Even the stealership didn't charge me that much...

Strut bearings are about $20 each... I'd be tempted to replace the mounts tho...

They yank the strut, use a spring compressor and in a matter of a few minutes they have the new bearing in... Takes them no time to do both sides with the proper tools...

I stall call rape on the charges...

Now if they are replacing the complete mounts with strut mount bearings, than this may be more reasonable...

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you can actually do this yourself without removing the struts (bottom part). No need for an alignment. just the cost of the bearing kit and the small spring compression kit.
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you can actually do this yourself without removing the struts (bottom part). No need for an alignment. just the cost of the bearing kit and the small spring compression kit.
I'd like to see you try w/o removing the strut.
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