I have looked around here and not found a how to for changing all four struts, and the mounts. Anyone have any pictures or a step by step?
I was taught to bounce your full weight on each corner of the car and if it bounces like a water bed, they're bad. However, I think the low weight of the Element makes this difficult. I noticed mine slamming roughly on bumps and would skip slightly sideways over on/off ramp seams.What are the symptoms with struts that need to be replaced? I've never dealt with these in any car I've owned and am not sure I'd know if mine needed replacement or how to go about assessing their condition.
You just missed the buy 3 get 1 free deal on Monroe's unfortunately. Man, 28K is very premature for a blown strut - unless your jumping parked cars or aiming for every pothole.Exactly my symptoms, too. My front strut is leaking a bit. Only 28K miles on the car. I'm changing the entire suspension to Monroe.