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Old 03-23-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Clocking top plate on a monroe quick-strut?

Hey everybody,

I just replaced my front monroe quick struts with the same ones and had a question regarding plate position. One of the struts I received was clocked off to the side so the holes were no where near correct on the tower. My question is how do you know If the correct forward bolt is in place? There are no indicators on top to identify one direction from the next.

Reason is my car pulls hard right, and before I take her in for an alignment I want to make sure the struts were mounted correctly.


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Clocking top plate on a monroe quick-strut?

It doesnít matter. Theyíre not specific. The only way that would affect your alignment is if you didnít tighten the three bolts correctly.
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Ok thanks that's a bit of a relief, I read with certain ones that have arrows pointing certain ways. What is the correct way to tighten them?
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The arrows just mean it points to the front of the car so you donít switch the left and right sides. Tighten to spec and go
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gotcha, thank you
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Update: took her in for an alignment a week ago and the toe was a little out on the right side, camber was all good though. Still pulled hard to the right after the alignment.

Now I go under the car to inspect this increasingly loud popping and clunking on the passenger side only to see that the ball joint boot is cracked and spewing grease, and the outer tie rod end looks shot and leaking grease as well. I had the inner and outer replaced back in August so I'm a bit surprised it went out so fast.
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