Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Can I drive with a busted strut spring?
Here is my dillema, I am visiting inlaws and away from all my tools. Just noticed that the Driver's Front strut spring is broken and clanking around.
1) Can I drive from Denver to Minneapolis (900 miles) safely like this to get back to my tools?
2) Would it be OK to only replace 1 strut and do the other when I get home?
3) How much would a mechanic charge to make this repair?
4) I just did the rear struts, are the fronts easier or harder?
My choices are to buy all the neccesary tools and do the job here, drive to Minneapolis with the strut as is, or pay a mechanic to do the work. Just 2 weeks ago I replaced the rear struts and had some issues with rust that involved my heavy duty drill and propane to get the rear pinch bolt to finally give up. Do you think rust will give me major issues with the front. Does anyone have time to post the specific socket sizes I would need to buy,