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Old 10-28-2012, 08:01 PM
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The strut mount is "just not a hunk of metal". The have a rubber insert (like a bushing) that helps to attenuate the impact of the top of the strut against the car. Do you have to replace it? Not necessarily. But are you willing to take the chance that your 100+K mile car has not worn out the strut mount? Given the $37 cost vs. paying an indy to do ithe job ($200-$300) again, I'd spend the money. I DIY and spent the money because i didn't want to chance having to redo the job. My advice is don't half a$$ a repair to save a few bucks. These are not Toyotas.
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