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Re: Replacing strut (QD2)

Ok. So would it be better to replace the one and get the part (at $1200) from the dealership, replace both with Ebay struts (about $500 each) or replace both with struts from dealership ($2400 )

Or replace one with Ebay strut.

I'm not trying to be cheap. I do want this done and right, but I don't want to spend more than makes sense.
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Ok. So would it be better to replace the one and get the part (at $1200) from the dealership, replace both with Ebay struts (about $500 each) or replace both with struts from dealership ($2400 ) Or replace one with Ebay strut. I'm not trying to be cheap. I do want this done and right, but I don't want to spend more than makes sense.
Do both. Use the eBay struts--they are the same parts as the dealership...you just aren't paying the dealership markup.
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Re: Replacing strut (QD2)

Your local dealer may work out a deal. Print out the ebay part info and see how close they can come to the ebay price for two struts. You still have to have them installed. Have you had an alignment done yet? Again there maybe still be more damage. Rear diff, axles, Cv joints all could have suffered in the shunt.
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Re: Replacing strut (QD2)

Thanks everyone for the help. I had no idea both should be replaced. Even the dealer didn't suggest it.

I have had an alignment, but they were unable to get it to exact specs. That's what led to the investigation and determination that the strut was bent.

Why would there be any issues in the rear diff? This is the passenger side front.
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Thanks everyone for the help. I had no idea both should be replaced. Even the dealer didn't suggest it.

I have had an alignment, but they were unable to get it to exact specs. That's what led to the investigation and determination that the strut was bent.

Why would there be any issues in the rear diff? This is the passenger side front.
The diff should be fine, the cv shaft will take the shock and odds are it is fine. If anything your control arm may be bent though. The wheel bearing/hub probably hates you as well.
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Re: Replacing strut (QD2)

Interesting. I'm wondering if this scenario were to arise with an individual that had the max care warranty, would they replace both struts or just the one that was damaged?
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Interesting. I'm wondering if this scenario were to arise with an individual that had the max care warranty, would they replace both struts or just the one that was damaged?
It wouldn't be covered under any warranty. Something bent almost always is going to be caused by external forces (hitting a curb, etc) so it will be denied as a warranty claim.

However, this could go as an insurance claim. The service manual does indicate that, depending on mileage, shocks and struts should be replaced in pairs to avoid issues with vehicle handling. If done through insurance this could be brought up. Same thing for a valid warranty claim (eg, the air spring fails from a defect).
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Re: Replacing strut (QD2)

Any last concerns before I pick up the eBay struts? I am just a little leary since the price is less than half what the list is.
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