- I took these pic on my 2006 i4 upper control arm(both side). Are these boot leaking grease?I have no complaints about suspension noise or anything. But car handling like driving boat on ocean tho.
To check the struts, push down hard on each corner. If the car rebounds more than one and a half times then you should get them checked and possibly replaced.
This is the stock ride height on my 03 coupe. You can compare your measurements to mine to see how much your springs have sagged.I just installed 4 new struts. I measured from the ground this time like a normal person.
I also measured from the center of the rim to the fender lip like I did before to see how much of a difference the new struts made. It looks like my old ones sagged by a little less than a half inch.
I didn't noticed any leaking. Now I remember driver side has been in a minor collision before, prob that's why it's failing earlier.You're welcome. It's probably about time. Any of your struts leaking like mine were?
This is why I'm liking the Quick Struts that come with the springs too. Easy to install with no spring compressor reqd and you have fresh springs. With the usage my car gets, the springs are pretty tired by the time the struts need replaced.
As long as you can afford it, I would replace all 4, but at least do both fronts since one side is definitely sagging.
So I just finished replace struts. Now left side is at 27.5" still little Lower than the right side. Should I wait little longer for suspension to be set?Thank for the reference. I checked left front side its 27" while right front is 28", both rear are 27".
I guess I'm due for a strut?
I took a 10mins test drive. I did put strut all the way into pinch fork, used hammer tap lower part of fork to be sure.Did you drive it or just lower it off the jackstands and measure?
Also make sure your strut is fully seated into the pinch fork on all struts. There's that notch on the strut that sits in the gap on the fork.
I checked most part while I'm there. Stabilizer link seems ok,upper control arm looks fine no play, lower control arm main bushing is little cracked, but no play when twisting wheel at 3/9 clock. I hope it's not the lower control arms cause ride height lower.