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Westar
2003 Dodge Stratus Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

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$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; Sedan
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
2003 - Dodge Stratus Sedan Front
Westar
1996 Plymouth Breeze Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Plymouth Breeze Front
Westar
2001 Honda Accord Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; Bushing
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Honda Accord Front
Westar
1989 Honda CRX Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1989 - Honda CRX Rear
Westar
2007 Honda Element Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Honda Element Rear
Westar
1997 Chrysler Sebring Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; Convertible
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Body Position
1997 - Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Front
Westar
1996 Acura Integra Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; exc. Type R
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Transmission Position
1996 - Acura Integra RS Automatic Front
Westar
1996 Acura Integra Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Rear
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; exc. Type R
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Transmission Position
1996 - Acura Integra Special Edition Automatic Rear
Westar
1987 Acura Legend Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; Coupe
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1987 - Acura Legend Coupe Front
Westar
1990 Acura Legend Suspension Strut Mount - Front Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Front
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • ; exc Auto Leveling
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
1990 - Acura Legend Sedan Front
Westar
2005 Acura RSX Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Left Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Rear Left
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Rear Left
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
2005 - Acura RSX Base Rear Left
Westar
2006 Acura RSX Suspension Strut Mount - Rear Right Westar

P311-3AC5D8E    ST-1940  New

5050 , 51631SB0004 , 51631SS0004 , SM5401 , 143030 , 52725SR0003 , 51631SL0003 , SM5058 , 142230 , SP7689 , 51631SB0003 , 665-009 , SM5400 , 51631SH0003 , SM7049 , 52725SJ4000 , 143032 , 701940 , 143031 , 901940 , K9492

Qty:
$6.13
Westar Suspension Strut Mount  Rear Right
  • SUSPENSION STRUT MOUNT
  • Product Attributes:
    • PRODUCT BULLET 1: Provides A Pivot Point For The Suspension To Rotate On, To Allow The Suspension To Stay Within The Correct Dynamics To Aid In Steering And Tire / Component Wear
    • PRODUCT BULLET 2: Provides A Locking Mechanism To Lock The Strut And Body Together
    • PRODUCT BULLET 3: Provides A Noise Dampening System To Prevent Noise And Vibrations From The Road From Making Their Way Into The Vehicle
  • At Westar, we pride ourselves on giving you top quality strut mounts at a competitive price. We use only the highest materials designed specifically for your application, and apply a finish that will not only enhance the appearance of the mount, but will also help to extend the life of the mount.
Brand: Westar
Position: Rear Right
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
2006 - Acura RSX Base Rear Right
Lemfoerder
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Strut Mount Lemfoerder

P311-59EC6AE    W0133-2031207  New

Qty:
$40.65
Lemfoerder Suspension Strut Mount
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Lemfoerder
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
2015 - Volkswagen Jetta SEL
Lemfoerder
2004 Saab 9-3 Suspension Strut Mount Lemfoerder - w/o Bearing

P311-0B8F62C    W0133-1720076  New

Qty:
$34.87
Lemfoerder Suspension Strut Mount
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • w/o Bearing
  • Front
Brand: Lemfoerder
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2004 - Saab 9-3
APA/URO Parts
2004 Saab 9-3 Suspension Strut Mount APA/URO Parts - w/o Bearing, with Bolts

P311-5E6A85F    W0133-1720076  New

Qty:
$53.47
APA/URO Parts Suspension Strut Mount
  • w/o Bearing, with Bolts
  • Front
Brand: APA/URO Parts
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2004 - Saab 9-3
Lemfoerder
2003 Saab 9-3 Suspension Strut Mount Lemfoerder - w/o Bearing

P311-0B8F62C    W0133-1720076  New

Qty:
$34.87
Lemfoerder Suspension Strut Mount
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • w/o Bearing
Brand: Lemfoerder
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
2003 - Saab 9-3 Linear
APA/URO Parts
2003 Saab 9-3 Suspension Strut Mount APA/URO Parts - w/o Bearing, with Bolts

P311-5E6A85F    W0133-1720076  New

Qty:
$53.47
APA/URO Parts Suspension Strut Mount
  • w/o Bearing, with Bolts
Brand: APA/URO Parts
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
2003 - Saab 9-3 Arc
Corteco
2003 Volvo V70 Suspension Strut Mount Corteco - with Bearing; w/o Bush

P311-57D8319    W0133-1661288  New

Qty:
$61.82
Corteco Suspension Strut Mount
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • with Bearing; w/o Bush
Brand: Corteco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2003 - Volvo V70
Corteco
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Suspension Strut Mount Corteco

P311-5BBE27D    W0133-1950125  New

Qty:
$68.63
Corteco Suspension Strut Mount
Brand: Corteco
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2012 - Hyundai Santa Fe
KYB
2013 Kia Sorento Suspension Strut Mount KYB

P311-330E9C7    W0133-1950125  New

Qty:
$80.37
KYB Suspension Strut Mount
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2013 - Kia Sorento

Latest Strut Mount Repair and Installation Advice

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2002 Ford Escort strut mount question

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Question From edt71 on 2002 Ford Escort strut mount question

Hey guys, few months ago posted on weird popping noise while turning or hitting a bump, well HammerTime here mentioned on changing out the strut mounts. Well I just got around to it and bought a new set. Problem is, they both have a notch or some indentation. I was wondering which way does this notch supposed to face? towards the front or to the rear or inwards to engine or outward?

I have changed the struts but I didnt remember this notch facing and simply put it on a few months ago. However during that time until now both front tires have worn out considerably on the outside rims suggesting positive camber (In whereas I didnt have this problem before and wondering if the I installed the strut mount incorrectly)

Anyone have any suggestions? The box the parts came in didnt have instructions, cant seem to find it on the internet, not about to pay out 20 bucks to AllData for 1 year of the shop manual (which probably wouldnt tell me anyways)

Response From Hammer Time

They should only bolt in one way. There is usually angling or spacing of the studs that lets it mount into the car only one way.

Response From edt71

Thats just it, its not angled or did it have any spacers to make caster or camber. Its just a square looking mount with 4 bolts which seem very straight. I can turn the mount around and it fits all holes perfectly.

However I read on some older threads online on different model cars that the notch faces outward with that little nipple looking rubber peice is supposed to face inwards. But cant seem to find anything on the 2002 Escort to verify it.

Response From Hammer Time

The mounting bracket is offset from center and rotating the mount will change camber and caster so if you don't remember which position it was in, then you will have to send the car out for wheel alignment when finished and they will have to deterine which position it should be in by measuring the Camber and Caster.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Get the alignment. IMO put the best matching pair of tires on the front. Shop should check tires and pressure along with checking front end parts and rear too that it's all good for an alignment.


By any chance is the front of this vehicle now sitting too high? It shouldn't,


T

Response From edt71 Top Rated Answer

Yeah I was begining to think that is what Im gonna have to do eventually. The alignment guy should be able to fix the problem (I assume he would put spacers on the bolts to give slight angle as to correct the camber) At least the popping sound would be gone

And no the car isnt sitting higher

Response From Hammer Time

No, he rotates the plate to change Camber and Caster.

Response From edt71

Thanks anyways Hammertime. To think they were going to charge me to change out the rack & pinion mounts and charge 300 something. Simply changing the strut mounts solved the problem with the popping sound. Drove it around and the noise is gone. To think, Ive been driving it around for a long time with that noise. Im glad I came to this board.

Response From Hammer Time

I still wouldn't ignore that wheel alignment. You ma have changed the alignment dramatically when you moved those strut mounts.

Response From edt71

Ohh of course, just got to save up for the alignment and two good tires. At the moment, using 2cnd vehicle. (which in itself is falling apart)

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just know that you need a new alignment with several jobs you may do. I find and try hard to get alignment when new tires are real fresh for the best job.


Check but many if not most who specialize in alignments would also do most repairs while at that machine or in same shop so less annoying to you or time consuming.


FYI not all shops do the alignments as it's costly equipment but should have someplace near that does them routinely from work that requires it,


T

2002 Olds Alero suspension noise

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Question From ez50nj on 2002 Olds Alero suspension noise

Creaking/popping noise from rear suspension at low speeds on smooth surfaces up and down low/high grades, No noise over bumps and struts are good. If I drive down a quiet street at 15-20 mph on smooth road I can duplicate the noises easily by sharply rocking the steering wheel back and forth (10:00-2:00). Sway bar links/bushings or something else perhaps? PS: strut mounts were replaced with struts about a year ago

Thanks

Response From Discretesignals

If you suspect sway bar or links causing noise, disconnect the links and tie up the bar. Drive to see if the noise is gone.

Response From ez50nj

I'm not that mechanically inclined to do that

Response From Discretesignals

If something like that came into our shop and we suspected the sway bar bushings or links causing noise, that is what we would do first. If the noise didn't go away with the bar disconnected, then we'd start looking at other things like loose suspension components, loose hardware, shifting cradles, and anything out of the ordinary.

Of course, a visual and suspension steering inspection would be performed before we even started disconnecting any links.

You'll have to swing into your local repair shop to see what's going on.

Response From ez50nj

will do. thanks. question: if not sway bar links is shifting cradle a common problem with domestic makes? If so, big cost involved?

Response From Discretesignals

Not entirely sure. Links and sway bar bushings are not very expensive. Shifting cradles are usually fixed by tightening mounting bolts unless there is a corrosion or threading problem. Really don't know what kind of price your looking at until the cause is identified. There also may be some technical service bulletins concerning your symptom the repair shop can look into.

Response From ez50nj

upon inspection of rear sway bar, links, and bushings, tech found bushings very worn and about 1/4" of play when moving link back & forth near the frame area. Could this be the culprit for the popping/crunching noise? I ordered the bushings and will have them installed Saturday.

Response From Discretesignals

It's a possibility and it needs to be done anyway. Hopefully that resolves your problem. If it doesn't, at least you know the rear sway bar isn't the culprit.

Like written earlier, you can disconnect the sway bar and drive the vehicle. If you still hear the noise, then it is something other than the disconnected sway bar.

Response From ez50nj

sorry for being redundant, but I'm a little concerned. If the struts are ok and the swaybar links are intact, what else might it be if I'm duplicating a bang or pop while intentionally swerving the car back & forth in residential neighborhoods? Again, the car drives perfect and noise free 40 mph and higher.

thanks

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Could be anything that is loose back there. Maybe exhaust banging around from a broken hanger, something moving around in the trunk, loose suspension component causing the dead axle to shift around. Start with the obvious and go from there.

Even though the strut mounts where replaced, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to check the strut mount nuts and the strut nut to be sure they are tight.

Response From ez50nj

Well> I had my private tech replace the rear sway bar bushings and voila, noise free. Repair also taking load off struts and soaking up broken pavement nicely. To tell you the truth this 10 year old car drives and handles better than my '08 Honda Accord coupe. 4 Cyl engine is also quicker and more fuel efficient tha the Accord. Knock wood, So far this is a great looking and mechanically sound for a $3200 investment. Thank you all for your input and support!

Response From Discretesignals

That is great and it wasn't something very expensive. Glad to see you have your problem resolved. Thanks for the follow up.

Closed as solved and to prevent hijacking and spamming. Can be reopened upon request by the OP.

Response From ez50nj

thanks. having repaired this weekend and will let you know how it comes out.

Response From Mr.scotty

Why don't you just wait untill they replace the swaybar bushings.
If it don't fix the problem then ask questions.. lol

Response From ez50nj

Thanks. Very helpful

Response From Discretesignals

Good luck and let us know how things turn out.

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Question From mmmmsass4 on Strut replacement

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with 150,000 miles. Front passenger side strut repair. I purchased quik strut assemblies for the front end of my van. Drivers side was simple - removed entire strut as a unit and installed pre-assembled new strut. On passenger side, the shock is broken. The piston rod that goes up into the center of the upper strut mount and is secured by a nut has ripped out of the upper strut mount. Not the three little bolts the hold the strut mount in place, the main bolt the holds the strut assembly together. I can slide the shock piston up & down with my hand. The outer spring is still under tension. My question: Do I need to rent a spring compressor to safely remove the strut assembly from the vehicle? Will lifting the vehicle remove the tension from the spring since it is no longer held compressed by the shock nut?

Response From Hammer Time

You won't be able to lift the van enough to relieve the spring pressure. You will need a spring compressor. Either that of just cut the spring in half with a cut off wheel. Be careful doing that though as there will still be some tension on it when the cut goes through. Take as much weight off the spring as possible first.

Response From mmmmsass4

Update: Took your advice, jacked the van up high and cut the spring in half. It wasn't under too much pressure and dropped right out. Finished up the job, no problems. Thank You!!

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

Glad to hear you got it resolved.

Closing this now as solved.