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Old 01-17-2019, 04:22 PM   #57
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A blown shock will create that feel and noise all by itself though. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.. or maybe 20 or 30 of them by now. Last blown shock was maybe a month ago.
Also true, but again, I've been giving the mechanic the benefit of not having missed (deliberately or not) a wet strut assembly with dirt caked all over it... Plus, a blown strut will basically not affect whether suspension is able to be compressed easily or not (aside from the gas charge). My money would still be on blown out upper bushings, but as mentioned earlier, OP is likely going to be replacing EVERYTHING at once with take-offs from another car, so this is really just academic at this point..
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Also true, but again, I've been giving the mechanic the benefit of not having missed (deliberately or not) a wet strut assembly with dirt caked all over it... Plus, a blown strut will basically not affect whether suspension is able to be compressed easily or not (aside from the gas charge). My money would still be on blown out upper bushings, but as mentioned earlier, OP is likely going to be replacing EVERYTHING at once with take-offs from another car, so this is really just academic at this point..
Agreed. I wonder how "easily" it was really. If it were truly easy to move it a few inches, I'd also suspect bushing. I just don't like when a mechanic gives a blanket statement and a possible smoke and mirrors show.. instead of "come here and look at this bushing", etc.

I do have a deep distrust of most mechanics though
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Is there anyone in Toronto who can spend 30 min to help this guy take out his strut assembly and take pics?

I would like to see pictures of the top hat bearing, the rubber donut below the upper spring perch (spring isolator) and where the shock shaft enters its body.
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Is there anyone in Toronto who can spend 30 min to help this guy take out his strut assembly and take pics?

I would like to see pictures of the top hat bearing, the rubber donut below the upper spring perch (spring isolator) and where the shock shaft enters its body.

Wish I had time to do it, too busy for the next couple months
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