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Old 07-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Need help - Strut bearing

So I install my camber plates today. I drive around the block and there is a severe creaking sound when turning the wheel.

I figure it's the strut bearings. They seemed to be in decent shape when I was holding them, but I think the problem is with the design of the camber plates.

The angle of the plate relative to the strut cause the bearing to be mounted on an angle. The only way I could get my strut to clear the knuckle was to put the camber plates on the positive end, then rotate the camber plate to the negative side, which is when the bearing flips itself out of the top spring mount and causes these problems.

I'm starting to regret this whole thing and am pained at the thought of taking the struts out again. I'll probably buy new bearings as a precaution, but has anybody had any luck putting these things in and not having them pop out of their correct mounting position?


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Old 07-14-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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I took the strut out, and forced the bearing into it's place. It's there now, but I think it's shot from driving around the block with it half way out. Good thing they are cheap. I'll get new ones and update.
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I took the strut out, and forced the bearing into it's place. It's there now, but I think it's shot from driving around the block with it half way out. Good thing they are cheap. I'll get new ones and update.
Thats the thing 'bout camber plates on foci's. Castor plates on Mustang's have no issues.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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I bought new bearings and installed them on my old strut mounts. I really don't like the design of the camber plates.

Money and time wasted. Live and learn.
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