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Strut question

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Just installed new strut and springs that came pre-assembled on the front of a Olds Intrigue. Now I have a creaking sound when I turn at low speed. Is that because their new?

HTB

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Those should be the better ones but give them a couple weeks to settle in. If there still making noise after that than there is something wrong.

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Hey Jer, I've got a '07 G6 that's in need of new struts on the front. Could you elaborate on the Black vs. blue? I was told Uni-struts are the way to go. True?

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The black ones are Monroe, the better of the three options. Monroe also has a blue version which is still better tan the Gabriel which is also blue.

Unless the is a broken spring or a bearing making noise there really is no reason to use a quick strut.

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Last night I tried turning the wheels while parked and the noise quit after just a few turns but after driving a few blocks the noise returned when turning.

I used a impact wrench during installation so I might have over tightened the top bolts, how important is this part.

Do I need to have an alignment done now?

Thanks

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Yes an alignment needs to be done. Even if the new struts are not slotted toe will be off and it never hurts to see where the other measurements are.

In your case HTB I would drive it for a bit to see if that noise goes away. If it doesn't and your sure its the strut than replace that strut and then get it aligned.

I hit the top bolts with a 3/8 impact on every one that has them. Zip and two wonks and there good to go.

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Zip and two wonks and there good to go.

I just chuckeld some because I understand this completly.

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Dumb question, but how bad are the blue Monroe struts? I was just going to put some on my car.

Can you convince me to pay $189 each for the black ones, compared to the $67 each for the blue ones?

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Dumb question, but how bad are the blue Monroe struts? I was just going to put some on my car.

Can you convince me to pay $189 each for the black ones, compared to the $67 each for the blue ones?

No I can't!

We dont install a lot of monroe blues. Usually there is a tight budget, a busted spring and a blown tire. Most of the time its monroe blacks.

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on ford Taurus' whistle

Grand am, Malibu, focus, Taurus, caravan, contour, explorer...... Yeah there are a lot of fords in that list! wink

Btw, I broke a rear strut bolt on a Taurus the other day. I was pretty proud of myself, first one ever!

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I did that on the first one I ever replaced because I got righty tighty/lefty lucy backwards.

9 bucks to replace that mistake.

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First one ever? Lucky!

I brake at least one on every rear strut job on Taurus's

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All said and done, the struts are noisy when turning at low speeds. Any Ideas? Maybe I need to just go fishing and turn the volume up!

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