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Old 04-30-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Strut mount cushion question

Ok, I can't remember, but does this cushion come with the strut mounts or is it a separate part? If separate, what exactly is it called? I have one that is cracked and obviously want to replace it when I do my struts next week.



Need to see if rockauto carries it.

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hhmmm, thats the strut mount. when I did mine I put the old boots/hardware and the new strut mounts on the new struts. Are you talking about that thing rubber round piece that the coil sits on so there is no noise from rubbing?
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:19 AM   #3
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Yes the rubber strut mount cushion, sits on the coil spring. I think I reused them the last time, so I'm thinking they don't come with the strut mount (bearing and plate). So if it's not, then I need a part number to see if the dealer has it or not.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:33 AM   #4
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ah ok, I reused mine because they were fine. did you try local shock/strut place first?? Napa?? They def do not come with the strut mount. good luck
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yes, so far no rockauto, no napa, no autozone, not even on saturnparts.com could I find it. so thinking either dealer only (hence the need for a part number) or junkyard.
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It is called the "strut mount" and for the front includes the bearing.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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Thanks, I already know that. I don't need the strut mount but the big rubber piece that goes on the coil per my posts above.

I see rockauto has a strut bumper but no picture.
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The strut bumper is a diff piece. Amazingly my old struts had no "strut bumper" so my new struts dont have them either, now sure what the hell they do. It sucks your project is on hold over a piece of rubber I would be afraid of noise if you didnt get new ones.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:16 AM   #9
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well if i can't find one at a junkyard i'll have to use the old one. Dealer only available with strut mount kit not separate and it's no longer available either.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #10
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dude, is it not called the "strut bumper" ? ACDelco #50110 from rock? 15 bucks.

Edit...I see youre not a dude..
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:26 AM   #11
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Check out the places that sell KYB shocks, They have a kit that looks like what you want but it seems to be expensive as I recall.$35
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:30 AM   #12
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Default Re: Strut mount cushion question

well, called 4 jyards, they all sell the whole strut for 35 and up. So looks like the darn cracked rubber goes back on.

off to look up the ac delco part num and yes I'm a dudette, lol
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haha...dudette...havent heard that in a while...yeah you should find it on rockauto..i just looked it up.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:38 AM   #14
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supposedly those are it, so i ordered and we shall see as I can't find any pictures of the part number
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yeah I wondered the same thing...but what else would they be called...and where else would wou have a strut bumper..under suspension category?
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Default Re: Strut mount cushion question

I saw somethings when searching for strut bumper that would have bellow in the mix, and I knew I didn't want that. Some places use the 2 together when only the bellow was it, so that's where my confusion came in.

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Default Re: Strut mount cushion question

I believe that would be the spring seat. As far as I know, some strut mounts come with new spring seats, some don't.

EDIT: Well, what I've highlighted as red is the spring seat. Yellow is the bellows. And the blue is the strut mount itself, of course. Not sure which you meant. (Although equally unsure if I'm correct or not)
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I'd be curious if Monroe's new QuickStrut assembly for the S-series includes it. You'd think it would, since the whole idea is to pop right in there.....

Spendy, but if you haven't bought the strut yet, it might be a worthwhile option.
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That's the one, the gabriel strut mounts don't come with it, and from what I can tell the kyb's don't either. Dealer did say it was part of their strut mount kit, but they don't stock it anymore, lol

I did check monroe's website a few wks ago before I ordered, and they didn't have a quickstrut listed just the regular ones, so that's what I ordered. I've done them on 2 diff. saturns now, no longer a big deal for fronts anyway.

This will be the first for rears but figured if getting it aligned after balljoints, might as well do all 4.
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That's the one, the gabriel strut mounts don't come with it, and from what I can tell the kyb's don't either. Dealer did say it was part of their strut mount kit, but they don't stock it anymore, lol

I did check monroe's website a few wks ago before I ordered, and they didn't have a quickstrut listed just the regular ones, so that's what I ordered. I've done them on 2 diff. saturns now, no longer a big deal for fronts anyway.

This will be the first for rears but figured if getting it aligned after balljoints, might as well do all 4.
Here's some useful info.

Gabriel Strut Cushion Part numbers:
143057 (front)
143059 (rear)
-can be ordered from AutoZone for ~$22/ea; IIRC CarQuest should have these as well since they also carry Gabriel (they may come in a CarQuest package)


Monroe/Tenneco Strut-Mate Boot kit part numbers:
63619 (front)
63621 (rear)
-should be available from almost any auto parts store EXCEPT AutoZone; RockAuto sells for $12.13/ea

*The part numbers listed here are the same for ALL 1991-2002 Saturn S-Series*

These are the boot kits you are looking for. They come with a small cushion that prevents the strut from completely bottoming out. The Gabriels are better IMO because the boot is pre-attached to the cushion. The Monroe/Tenneco equivalent comes with a zip-strip that you need to attach it to the cushion. Either should work fine, but the Gabriels seem more practical IMO.
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