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Old 04-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #21
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Default Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

After replacing both front strut assemblies with monroe quickstruts, I'm getting a creaking sound from the right side when I turn the steering wheel.
I'm hoping that after the springs settle, this noise will go away. I checked the location of the spring end (where it seats on the rubber) and it's not pushing one of the rubber bumps up to the metal.

Any suggestions for what to do if the problem doesn't fix itself?
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After replacing both front strut assemblies with monroe quickstruts, ...
My Monroe SensaTrac (regular, not quick stut) makes the same noise on the right strut and it has not gone away and I installed the strutes over a year ago. I just ignore it. Also, in my case I used after market springs.

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Old 10-09-2016, 11:06 AM   #23
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