I Received the following reply - Replied on December 06, 2011
Just one more "got'cha" GM designed in to cost us money. The struts can be replaced but there is a rubber insert that will make the spindle pop out under a real lot of pressure, and pushing it back in is almost impossible. There is a place to run in a long bolt to hold the spindle in place while the strut is removed but the threaded hole is usually rusted. This is one car where the struts are definitely not a do-it-yourself project, both for safety and frustration reasons. If you plan on keeping the car, cost of repairs should not be determined by what you could sell it for. It should be determined by how much you like it and want to keep it. If you plan on selling it, you're better off letting the next owner decide if they want to go through the expense of the repairs or if they have the tools to do it them self.
800 bucks is the equivalent of about two monthly payments on a new car which we KNOW is going to cost a lot more for repairs thanks to all of the unnecessary, unreliable, expensive computers.
Answered by caradiodoc (expert)
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Could you tell me where the "PLACE IS TO RUN IN A LONG BOLT TO HOLD THE SPINDLE IN PLACE WHILE THE STRUT IS REMOVED"? I looked at my rear hubs today and I couldn't find any bolt holes, am I looking in the wrong place?
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 1:56 AM