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Old 01-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #1774
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I found that the strut bearings and mounts are very sensitive to being installed properly, so I would attribute their premature failure to incorrect installation. A hamfisted tech with an inclination to use the air tools at all costs to save time isn't out of the question.

The torque specs for the fasteners are hyper-critical, otherwise you'll experience the clunking, and even creaking and/or squeaking if everything is torqued past spec.

The ultimate issue here, is finding people who give a rat's ass.
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