Price of MacPherson struts

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Old 19 Jan 2005, 09:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
M. Hamill
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I have a 1986 Camry and will probably be replacing all 4 MacPherson struts
shortly.

Today I called a shop and asked for the material price for a replacement
strut (both shock, spring and presumably the housing, too.) I don't want to
prejudice any possible answers, so I won't divulge his price, but am
wondering what people think would be an average price for such a unit.

I live in Cincinnati, OH., but expect the price wouldn't differ too much
across the U.S. - but you never know, could be significantly higher in
high-cost places like New York City.

Thanks,

Mike



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Old 19 Jan 2005, 09:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 22:10:00 -0500, M. Hamill wrote:

> I have a 1986 Camry and will probably be replacing all 4 MacPherson struts
> shortly.
>
> Today I called a shop and asked for the material price for a replacement
> strut (both shock, spring and presumably the housing, too.) I don't want to
> prejudice any possible answers, so I won't divulge his price, but am
> wondering what people think would be an average price for such a unit.
>
> I live in Cincinnati, OH., but expect the price wouldn't differ too much
> across the U.S. - but you never know, could be significantly higher in
> high-cost places like New York City.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike



Did you call Toyota, or something like Midas?

Struts should run about $90 each, and springs about $90 a pair. Add in
labor at the usual inflated rate...
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Old 20 Jan 2005, 08:22 am   #3 (permalink)
Wolfgang
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And you'll need new dust boots - OEM ones are $25-35 each. Plus a 4 wheel
alignment when done (so replace any other worn suspension parts at the same
time - tie rod ends, bal joints, bad CVC joints). Most replacement struts
include the housing and the strut insert (shock) as one piece. Few make
just the insert and some OEM struts don't have removeable inserts. Unless
they are really shot I wounldn't replace the springs on a car that old
(unless the can be obtained for only $45 each).

"hachiroku" <hachiroku@AE86.gts> wrote in message
newsan.2005.01.20.03.25.48.555695@AE86.gts...
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 22:10:00 -0500, M. Hamill wrote:
>
>> I have a 1986 Camry and will probably be replacing all 4 MacPherson
>> struts
>> shortly.
>>
>> Today I called a shop and asked for the material price for a replacement
>> strut (both shock, spring and presumably the housing, too.) I don't want
>> to
>> prejudice any possible answers, so I won't divulge his price, but am
>> wondering what people think would be an average price for such a unit.
>>
>> I live in Cincinnati, OH., but expect the price wouldn't differ too much
>> across the U.S. - but you never know, could be significantly higher in
>> high-cost places like New York City.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mike

>
>
> Did you call Toyota, or something like Midas?
>
> Struts should run about $90 each, and springs about $90 a pair. Add in
> labor at the usual inflated rate...



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