Originally Posted by misfire
I just wanted to chime in on this. Yesterday, a Ford Field Service Rep came in at the Ford dealer that I am an assistant service manager at. He asked us if we'd had anyone coming in with this concern. We said no and I mentioned that my SEL does this. He said that they have replaced sprigs and struts on numerous vehicles and that the noise came back in them all. The engineers have deemed it normal and no repair is to be attempted any longer.
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Sounds like pure laziness to me; the same laziness that got Detroit in trouble in the first place.
Toyota may not be able to get water pumps right, but at least their strut bearings aren't cheap plastic shit.