I have a 2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi. Was told by mechanic that struts were "compressed" and would eventually need to be replaced. Was also told car has four (4) struts? What does "compressed" mean in relation to struts and does this car need four (4) struts?
Country: United StatesMake: ChryslerModel: Sebring LXi (Coupe)Year: 2002Engine: V6
Welcome to JA . The sturts should be replaced at about 60k and compressed means that they are not extending all the way and do not have the proper travel up and down this will cause the tires to wear as well as cauing the brakes to not stop as fast because of the weight transfer when you are braking.
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OK thanks for that information. Does this model car need four (4) struts, springs, etc. What?
OK thanks for that information. Does this model car need four (4) struts, springs, etc. What? A complete assembly?
It Takes four and the springs on the sturts can be removed and installed on the new ones so you wont need new springs just struts.You can buy what is called a quick strut that will allready have a new spring on it and this will cost a lot more they are made for people that are going to replace them that dont have a tool to be able to remove the old spring and install it on the new strut.
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