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Author Topic: front struts  (Read 3937 times)

Offline gmorry

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front struts
« on: June 20, 2015, 10:00:55 AM »
CAR MOT ADIVSORY SAYING SLIGHT PLAY ON BOTH STRUTS BUT I NOTICED THAT THE RUBBER PART AT THE TOP IS MISSING AND THE ROUND PART AT TOP OF ONE OF THE STRUTS CAN SPIN ROUND DO I NEED TO REPLACE BOTH STRUTS OR JUST REPLACE MOUNTS ;D

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Re: front struts
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 06:38:24 PM »
I would be very worried if my MoT centre had just given that as an advisory!!

The struts pass through the mount, into a bearing and then get clamped down. Theoretically you just need the mounts and bearings but the likely-hood of getting the old ones off intact is remote tbh.
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Re: front struts
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 07:21:01 PM »
CAR MOT ADIVSORY SAYING SLIGHT PLAY ON BOTH STRUTS BUT I NOTICED THAT THE RUBBER PART AT THE TOP IS MISSING AND THE ROUND PART AT TOP OF ONE OF THE STRUTS CAN SPIN ROUND DO I NEED TO REPLACE BOTH STRUTS OR JUST REPLACE MOUNTS ;D


does this cause a hell of a racket clunking and clattering over Anything but smooth roads gmorry???
taa for any info :)
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Re: front struts
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 08:40:14 AM »
HOW CAN I TELL IF STRUT NEEDS REPLACED OR JUST THE RUBBERS 

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Re: front struts
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 09:39:01 AM »
it will be the rubbers Unless the Mot guy said the struts where fubard, best of luck getting the old ones out tho, I had my struts (nothing wrong with them) cut off because the tops were so badly rusted
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Re: front struts
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 06:55:37 PM »
well sorry to hack in.
i want try replace the golden top part of one of mine. yhe bearings and rubbers are ok, but the top plate is bloody rusted, so i am looking to get one or maybe set for both side and replace them.
the nut is coming of easily, but where do i get them plates from?

Thanks in advance

 

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