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Rear Top Strut Mounts Or Complete Strut Replecement

Fiesta 2001 petrol

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#1 tvoakes74

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

Hi

 

I have a Ford Fiesta 2001 Petrol that is due for its MOT mid-march.  One of the advisories last year was "slight lift in two rear top strut mounts" - my query is this:

 

Should I replace the strut mounts or replace the complete suspension strut.

 

I have been advised that it would be 'easier' to replace the complete strut, but I think this is simply because it is easier for the garage involved to replace the complete strut rather that just the strut mount etc (and I expect more expensive!!)

 

what are the thoughts of the forum on this etc.

 

 



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#2 stef123

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

given the age of the car, I would just replace the mounts - that way it keeps the cost down as I don't see the need to spend a fortune on an old motor unnecessarily 



#3 tvoakes74

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:26 PM

yes that's my feeling too .... im sure replacing the complete strut just makes things easier for the garage but the suspension itself is fine (or so it feels fine to me lol) - I'm sure I'd notice if the suspension had gone completely!




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