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Old 10-21-2012, 12:11 PM
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But, again, how do I even know it's the strut that's causing the clunking?

Regardless, it seems like a strut job is a $1000 job.
$300 for labor, $600 for parts.....RealOEM lists them for $300+/ea.

You can buy them online for $110/ea, if your mechanic allows you to supply parts.
That would bring it down to about a $500/job.

Is a strut replacement a major job best done by a specialist?
Or can I take my E39 to any old mechanic, b/c they all know how to do a strut job.
Is this even remotely possible for a home DIY if you're not a DIY guru expert?
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