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Old 12-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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^your car is almost 9 years old; how many miles on those struts?

If they're original, then there's not much use throwing good money at them now, just to replace them in a year or two. Consider asking the mechanic to replace them with a new strut + spring assembly (Monroe QuickStrut is $150/ea or less). His labor charge will actually be less to replace the strut with a new one than to repair the old one, and you'll save money in the long run.
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