Mechanics

STRUTS

1993 Oldsmobile 88

Suspension problem
1993 Oldsmobile 88 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

How much work is it to replace struts if I do it myself? Also how much should I be paying for a job like that, if I were to replace all four struts.
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Mlstelter
April 6, 2010.



The parts themself should be around 60.00 each. Labor is the rest. It is an involved job, and requires special tools. Removing the coil spring from the assembly can be dangerous if you don't know how to do it or have the proper tools.

Also, after replacement, I recommend having an alignment. The strut is what actually adjust the camber which is one of the three adjustments made for alignment. When the strut is removed, unless it is marked, the camber is usually bad. As a result, you'll wear tires on the inside or outside.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe