The struts on my 97 Kia Sephia are worn down and I'm thinking whether I should replace just the driver's side front strut or replace both the driver and passenger side? The reason I only want to replace the driver's side strut and not both sides is I keep hitting a depression in the road on my way back from work and I can hear it doing damage to the driver's side of the car (This depression in the road doesn't touch the right side of the car). Today I heard the vibrating sound of the spring surrounding the strut after running over this depression. Cost is another consideration. Obviously I want to spend less money. But is it total madness to only replace the driver's side front strut? I rarely have a passenger in my car so there isn't as much pressure being put on that side of the car. Also, is there a way to know whether I need a strut mounting kit without putting the car on a lift and opening up a bunch of things like taking the wheel off? I'd like to use the old mount if possible, again to save money.
have the same problem?
Monday, August 17th, 2015 AT 5:40 PM