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'98 Legacy sedan-rear strut question..

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#1 vintagejoe


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 05:59 PM

This car has 165K Has begun making groaning sounds from back when I start off at low speeds-- not brake related.
Local mechanic said that the rear strut (s?) are defunct.
Here's my question:
What's the bad news if I try to nurse another 15K out of the car. Is there a danger point? Beyond that it runs fine-- mostly.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:16 PM

If its groaning with suspension movement, you can go as long as you want untill tire wear is affected, or handling (or you get sea sick).

Groaning may just be tired seals in the top of the strut.


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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:19 PM

My '94 at 169k and is groaning at me too...:)

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:30 PM

mine sort of say "oi vey, that hurt" at 205,000 miles


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