CAR Strut bearing

Strut bearing: common defects and their signs

  1. Wear-out.
    • Knocking appears during riding on uneven road.
    • Vehicle steerability worsens.
    • Reaction of the car to turning the steering wheel slows.
    • Steering wheel vibration appears.
  2. Corrosion.
    • Wheel alignment is impaired.
    • Screech appears when turning the steering wheel.
    • Tyres wear quickens noticeably.
    • Efficiency of the anti-lock braking system worsens.

How to replace strut bearing?

Usually, manufacturers indicate that the strut bearing should be replaced every 100,000 operational kilometers. However, according to statistics, the part may wear out as early as after 50,000 km, depending on vehicle operation conditions. It is recommended to perform scheduled inspection of bearing condition every 15,000 – 20,000 kilometers of mileage. The part is non-repairable; it should be replaced immediately if defects appear.

The procedure of replacementof astrut bearing of the car front suspensionis quite laborious. The sequence of steps varies for cars of different models, but generally, in order to replace the component, vehicle should be secured in place with the help of wheel chocks, lifted with the help of a jack; after that, the wheel and brake caliper are demounted. Then, a shock absorber unit is detached in assembly with a spring and a steering knuckle. Then, with the help of special mechanical compressor, the spring is removed and the shock strut is disassembled, after that the defective bearing is removed and a new one is installed.

To perform this work, special equipment and knowledge are required, so it is recommended to entrust strut bearing replacement to service station specialists.

Strut bearing Information

Strut bearing: Bestsellers

RIDEX Top strut mount
Article № : 1180S0103
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£ 11,00
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle left and right
  • Inner diameter [mm]: 11
  • Diameter [mm]: 61
  • Condition: New
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RIDEX Top strut mount
Article № : 1180S0074
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£ 7,09
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Inner diameter 2 [mm]: 10
  • Diameter [mm]: 105, 73
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RIDEX Top strut mount
Article № : 1180S0130
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£ 7,98
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle, Lower
  • Inner diameter [mm]: 12
  • Inner diameter 2 [mm]: 18,5
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RIDEX Top strut mount
Article № : 1180S0126
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£ 10,54
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Supplementary Article/Info 2: without bearing(s)
  • Inner diameter [mm]: 8
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RIDEX Top strut mount
Article № : 1180S0007
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£ 13,04
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  • Fitting Position: Front axle both sides
  • Material: Steel Elastomer
  • Supplementary Article/Info 2: without rolling bearing
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SACHS Top strut mount
Article № : 802 186
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£ 21,95
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle Left, Front Axle Right
  • Quantity per axle: 2
  • for OE number: 1 094 616, 31 33 1 094 616, 31 33 6 752 735, 31 33 6 760 943, 31 33 6 769 582, 31 33 6 770 568, 6 752 735, 6 760 943, 6 769 582, 6 770 568
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FEBI BILSTEIN Top strut mount
Article № : 22108
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£ 19,30
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle Left, Front Axle Right
  • Material: Steel Elastomer
  • Supplementary Article/Info 2: with rolling bearing
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SACHS Top strut mount
Article № : 802 547
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle Left, Rear Axle Right, Lower
  • Quantity per axle: 2
  • for OE number: 33 52 6 768 544, 33 52 6 772 811, 6 768 544, 6 772 811
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