CAR Strut mount

Shock absorber strut mount: common defects and their signs

  1. Breakdown of the bearing.
    • Wheels misalignment.
    • The car lost its stability at cornering.
    • Abnormal sound when passing over obstacles.
    • Vehicle steerability worsened.
  2. Wear out of the rubber part.
    • Knocking sound from the suspension is heard when driving on the uneven road.
    • Car steerability worsened as well as its stability at cornering.
    • Tyres started wearing out unevenly.
    • Characteristic clicks are heard when performing the suspension bounce test.

How to replace shock absorber strut mount?

As a rule, the component repair is not performed. In case of heavy wear-out the component should be replaced. As well as the most suspension elements, shock absorber strut mounts should be replaced in pair on one axle. Together with shock absorber strut mount replacement it is recommended to replace bump stops and bushes of the shock absorber and also all the sealing elements. For costs reasons you can buy the repair kit which includes all necessary things for components replacement. Replacement of the shock absorber strut mount on the car is a difficult process which requires availability of a special remover tool for springs and device for wheels alignment adjustment, that is why installation of new components is recommended to be performed at a service station.

It is necessary to replace the suspension strut mount in pairs per axle.
It is recommended to replace the strut bearings together with suspension strut mounts.
To replace the suspension strut mount comfortably and safe use special tools for spring compression.
Average operational lifetime: 100 000 – 150 000 km.

Types:

  1. According to mounting side:
    • left;
    • right.
  2. According to mounting axle:
    • for the front axle;
    • for the rear axle.
  3. According to design:
    • dismountable;
    • non-dismountable.
  4. According to presence of a bearing:
    • with bearing;
    • without bearing.

Strut mount Information

Damper strut is unit used in any car. It consists of a spring and shock absorber. It is part of an integrated system of wheel suspension. The top of the system is located so that it can perform pendulum motions. In the bottom there is located stub axle. Dumper strut must ensure the stability of the car (and at the same time a comfortable ride both for driver and passengers). This is possible due to elimination of unnecessary rolls, swinging from the action of the spring, as well as elimination of rotation from the roadway. Thus, car behaviour depends on the quality functioning of the shock absorbers. And by the way, this dependence is not less than on the quality of the suspension and tires.

Support at the top of the damper strut is noise isolating. It is designed to enhance damping when cornering the drive wheels and provide little resistance. While the front wheels contact the road surface, damper struts are under a constant load.

You can check if the damper strut is faultless when driving.

The first sign that there are problems with the damper strut is the presence of the characteristic knock when driving, especially on rough roads. When you hear such a knock, first it is necessary to check the damper struts as they may be the main cause of failure. At the same time, it is also required to check security of mounting.

Remember, any timely replacement of the damper strut support is another brick in the solid foundation of safety driving. Do you need to buy a damper strut? Welcome to our online shop! We sell lots of damper struts of different brands and manufacturers. In addition to damper struts we can offer a wide assortment of car parts, like washer pump, valve cover seal or ignition coil.

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