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My old strut leaks. In a low speed in my beighborhood streets or in a parking lot, I could hear a squaky sound. When I took the strut out, I could easily compress the strut rod with one hand. So I am not sure if the sound came from the compressing the spring due to bad strut or bad strut mount. In a picture attached, the pring metal seat is not flat. Considering the spiral spring, it seems right to me. But I would like to double check, this is not a seat deformation. Third, the rubber seat has a small rapture when the spring end touches the rubber seat. I can see the " white" metal inside (see picure at around 12 oclock). Should I replace the rubber seat? Thanks!
wow i this is the first time i have seen one of these fail.
is the car lowered ?
thanks for the pictures good info.
how much were you able to compress the assembly ?
ok if this was me i would install the new strut and see if this corrects the issue. i honestly don't think the strut mount is a issue.
we have seen springs cause some noise.