Front Strut Hits Hood

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Old 22 Mar 2006, 12:15 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Front Strut Hits Hood

We've seen 2 1992 to 1996 Toyota Camrys with Gabriel front struts
(bearing plate) come off and hit the front hood. Is this a common
problem? Thanks.

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Old 23 Mar 2006, 08:30 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Front Strut Hits Hood

no. i have not heard of that problem.
mine is dying also and i need to replace them with OEM

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Old 23 Mar 2006, 09:36 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Front Strut Hits Hood

Changed mine recently - original Toyota part - Internet dealer, -- no
problems, works great.

Two caveats:
1) don't bother trying to separate the old struts from the ball studs
at the hood, mine simply wouldn't release - just unscrew them
2) use a hook tool to release the wiring clip attached to the right
side base, then a flat blade screwdriver to push apart the connection
at the interlocking tab - no amount of pulling seemed to work.

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