Information - Strut Mount

Today one of the most common types of suspension in the world is so-called candle suspension or McPherson suspension. The design of the suspension is fairly simple and reliable. However, this suspension also may be short-lived if riding on bad roads. The most common problem with the suspension is the thrust bearing due to enormous pressure on this part. It is easy to determine thrust bearing failure. You will hear a thud. Unlike the ball joint this component does not suddenly fail. When running over a pit or other uneven surface you will hear this sound. It means that there is a play in the bearing and its interior is hanging behind the strut.

If you want to make sure there is a problem with the bearing, remove the protective plastic caps, press with the finger the upper part of the front strut thrust rod and swing the car. If the bearing is worn, you will hear noise and feel the play. As for the replacement of the bearing, it's a simple operation.

In addition, it is the same for almost all front wheel drive cars of different carmakers. The replacement is done as follows. First, you can the rack mount unit together with the steering wheel and brake disc. It is rather difficult to do. But on the other hand, you will not need to do the alignment.

Second, you can disconnect the strut by disconnecting the steering knuckle and disassembling only the upper part with spring and shock absorber. However, in this case you will need to remove the adjusting bolt and thus adjust the car on the test bench. The easiest option for any vehicle owner is to check the car and replace the parts in the garage. The only thing is do not forget to visit our online shop and to buy the part you need. It may be strut bearing, stabilizer or radiator. This will be much more profitable for you and the delivery terms will be shorter.

Our customers ask

How to replace shock absorber strut mount without shock strut removal?

It is impossible to replace the shock absorber strut mount without demounting of the strut. In any case, the unit should be demounted and disassembled. These works are to be performed at a service station as they require certain skills and corresponding equipment. For example, during demounting of the part it is necessary to compress the springs. The mount can be removed only after this. A special remover tool is used for springs contraction. It is dangerous to use materials on hand instead of it.

How to examine shock absorber strut mount?

In order to examine the shock absorber strut mount for presence of defects, place the hand on its body and try to rock the car. If free play is noticed during this, the unit should be replaced. Moreover, a defective mount knocks during turning of the steering wheel. For more precise allocation of strange sounds you can use a stethoscope. Usually, in service station conditions assessment of shock absorber strut mounts condition is performed on a shaker during complex diagnostics of the suspension.

What signs indicate defectiveness of shock absorber strut mount?

Defectiveness of the shock absorber strut mount is usually indicated by strange sounds and noticeable knocks to the car body during driving, particularly at turns, worsening of vehicle handling, violation of wheels alignment angles, premature wear of tyres and other signs. Also, breakdown of the mount can be detected during visual inspection: deformation, cracking, corrosion, traces of greasing material on the unit surface point out necessity to replace the part.

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