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Old 11-08-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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A while ago I was getting a clunking in the front of my car whenever I hit a pothole or uneven ground. So I opened it up and the strut mounts looked fine, but the struts didnt look the healthiest. I changed both strut cartridges but that didnt fix the problem. The sound was a lot quieter, but after 3 weeks its louder than ever. Did I waste 200 bucks on struts? Also another problem, when I turn the wheel in either direction i hear a clicking sound, which appears to be the spring snapping back into position because the bushing is worn out. I bought cheetah grease fron the GM dealer but it doesnt seem to be helping. Any thoughts?
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It does sound like the mounts are bad. I wouldn't say you wasted money on the struts..as they probably needed to be replaced.
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When a mount goes bad doesnt it break apart? these mounts were still solid. Im going to check the mounts again when I get a chance.
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I'm no expert on them. it'* my understanding that the bearings in the mounts get flat spots and start to hang it up on turns etc. That causes the pressure of a turn to make them snap and move quick, making noise.
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