KenD Posted May 7, 2008 Report Share Posted May 7, 2008 I had my struts replaced with GM passive (same ones as the ones I replaced 5 years ago but new GM #), and have had nothing but problems so far. The old ones were squishy, so I had the local shop (owned by a friend) replace them. I also decided that while they were in there to replace the strut mounts also as they were the original from the car. So, I get the parts at my GM dealership, hand them over and a few hours later it's done along with new stablizer links and a new alignment. Well, the next day on the way to work I get a groaning, creaking, knocking sound from the left side. Thinking to myself something was amiss, i brought it back to the shop and the mechanic says it's the left strut. So, he takes off both struts and yes, the left strut, when turning the shaft by hand is creaky and not smooth to turn. Back to GM for warranty and I get two new struts. Struts are replaced, alignment done again and all is good for ONE day. Now it's worse than ever. I stop it creaks, I turn the wheel from left to right and it groans and pops fiercely. Whenever I take off from a dead stop it creaks. Left turn creak, right turn creak.....so I take it back again and the mech says it's the strut again and tells me to put my finger on the metal shaft under the boot and he turns the wheel and it seems as it's rubbing inside the shaft. I ask him if it could be the new strut mounts and he says that there was nothing wrong with the mounts as all the mounts do is pivot with the bearing to the strut. I can't believe that I would get two brand new GM struts that are both defective. What do you guys think? Ken 1994 STS Pearl White 260,000 KM (163,000 miles) <img src="http://img45.photobucket.com/albums/v137/caesar/caddycaesar.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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