2002 Mercedes Benz S430 Repair Question
Mercedes Benz S430 Tire Problem
When you buy a new strut they often come with the entire housing unit. However, you probably just purchased the inner cartridge. Since you broke your strut , the outer structure is what got damaged and that is why they need to purchase it to make a complete strut assembly. I would have reccomended that you have bought the core anyway even if the housing would fix it as the core often gets bent when the housing is damaged and it does not work correctly.
So, they are on the right track reccomending to get a new housing.
I hope this helps you out.
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