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Struts in a dodge caravan

It looks like my struts are coming thru the housing is it safe to drive and is this a big job to repair?

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Do you mean when you lift the hood, where the struts attach to shock towers? Severely rusted or what?

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