I've got a 2001 Saturn L300, 6 cylinder sedan. The front upper strut mount is broken. I've got the replacement mount kit and have the entire strut sitting in the shop vise with the spring compressed and all the old parts removed and ready for reassembly. My problem is that the old mount was pretty much destroyed so I can't tell for sure how it was oriented when on the strut. The metal 'cap' for the mount has an angle to it and I can't tell how to orient the new mount. The Haynes manual only says to install the mount but doesn't say anything about sitting it an a specific angle, and I've run searches but not having any luck there either. Tried looking at the other front strut but the mount's up in a deep well and not easily visible. Any suggestions on how to line this all up correctly, or does it even matter? Thanks in advance!
Sunday, November 21st, 2010 AT 3:05 PM