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Old 31 Jul 2003, 11:36 am   #1 (permalink)
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My dealer told me that all my struts are worn out. Replaing it cost
$1200. Should I do it? Camry 99 62000 miles.

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Old 31 Jul 2003, 12:07 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Quick Function wrote:
> My dealer told me that all my struts are worn out. Replaing it cost
> $1200. Should I do it? Camry 99 62000 miles.
>
> Thanks,
>
> qq


That's silly. Go somewhere else and never see this dealer again.


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Old 31 Jul 2003, 12:17 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I could use some too but mine went
165,000 miles so far! Keep driving it!
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Old 31 Jul 2003, 02:05 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I replaced mine at 240.000 km.
I did the job myself.
I paid about Euro 750,- for the 4 shock-absorbers, including new rubbers
between springs and shock-absorbers. And new bearings including supporting
plates for the front shock-absorbers.


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> My dealer told me that all my struts are worn out. Replaing it cost
> $1200. Should I do it? Camry 99 62000 miles.
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> Thanks,
>
> qq



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Old 01 Aug 2003, 02:12 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On 31 Jul 2003 09:36:30 -0700, quickcur@yahoo.com (Quick Function)
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The struts on my '98 Camry (87k miles) were leaking when I purchased it
- only paid $6400 for the car, 'as is'. I went to Monroe and had them
all replaced for under $700 - including a lifetime warranty and
four-wheel alignment. That was last October and so far they've been
great. Toyota dealer prices suck. I needed a couple of ten-cent bulbs
for my dash and those assholes wanted to charge me $6.25 apiece - plus
$55 to install them. Good luck.

NRJ

>My dealer told me that all my struts are worn out. Replaing it cost
>$1200. Should I do it? Camry 99 62000 miles.
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>Thanks,
>
>qq







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Old 02 Aug 2003, 11:46 am   #6 (permalink)
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I replaced 4 on my '93 in about 5 hours total --- with a
borrowed manual spring compressor. The struts themselves
(full struct not replacement cartidges) were $87 each. The
dust boot/mounting seat were all dry rotted too so then were
like $30 each (OEM cuz generic ones aren't the same). Ouch
$1200 or even $700! I used Monroe Sensormatic - a premium
gas shock with lifetime warrantee. They were vast
improvement over worn OEM --- but hardly sporty. Struts
affect safe handling and braking. They wear out slowly so
you don't really notice. I replaced mine at 60k miles
before the spring had a chance to break down. Wait too long
and you could be faced with replacing springs too to restore
original driv.


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Old 30 Oct 2003, 05:12 pm   #7 (permalink)
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No. Not with only 62K miles on it. My Maxima has 147K miles on it and
I have not replaced the struts and the car is fine. The dealer just
wants your money. Use that $1,200 for a cruise or something.

Bill

On 31 Jul 2003 09:36:30 -0700, quickcur@yahoo.com (Quick Function)
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>My dealer told me that all my struts are worn out. Replaing it cost
>$1200. Should I do it? Camry 99 62000 miles.
>
>Thanks,
>
>qq


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Old 01 Nov 2003, 06:35 pm   #8 (permalink)
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I replaced the rear struts on my '99 V6 Camry at 59,800 miles due to loud
and rough sounding noises in the 35 to 45 mph range. They appeared to the
Toyota tech to be only slightly worn, but the new ones are infinitely
smoother and quieter, I would point out that Toyota did not push this on
me, I had been complaining for 15,000 miles about the rear end riding like a
cheap 1/4 ton pickup. The front struts were replaced many years ago under
the TSB. Those rear struts, and the mounts, are expensive and labor
intensive so be prepared.


"Bill" <caswell@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> No. Not with only 62K miles on it. My Maxima has 147K miles on it and
> I have not replaced the struts and the car is fine. The dealer just
> wants your money. Use that $1,200 for a cruise or something.
>
> Bill
>
> On 31 Jul 2003 09:36:30 -0700, quickcur@yahoo.com (Quick Function)
> wrote:
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> >My dealer told me that all my struts are worn out. Replaing it cost
> >$1200. Should I do it? Camry 99 62000 miles.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >qq

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Old 01 Nov 2003, 07:00 pm   #9 (permalink)
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They can wear out at 62000 I replaced mine at 66 and it made a big
difference. But 1200, that is a joke, an independant should be around
450. I used monroe sensetrac

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Old 02 Nov 2003, 08:21 am   #10 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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Struts provide damping for suspension movement.
If they are not leaking oil, or failing to stop the movement of the
vehicle after a bump or dip in the road, I would not replace them.
Curiously, the replacment factory struts do, but the originals do not,
carry a lifetime replacement warranty.
So Toyota seems to believe struts are fairly durable.
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