This article goes into great depth on some common and not so common suspension problem. It also deals with replacing just a strut on todays vehicles. Which can be a very dangerous job if not preformed properly. Many of todays vehicles have a complete strut and spring assembly available which is the wise choice if you do not have the proper tools to disassemble the unit.
“When a customer comes in and says the car is not riding “right” or there’s a clunking sound from underneath, it’s important to do a thorough investigation before jumping to any conclusions. When the vehicle has a strut suspension, you need to understand how all the components work together and which ones are most prone to wear. Here are strut service tips that should be used whenever working on vehicles.…”