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replacement strut inserts can be got from most suspension shops along with rear shockies.
If you are not familiar and don't have the tools have a suspension shop do the job as it will be done inside 4 hours.
You can drive on those struts untill it has no sping, and even then it is just dangerous because of bad handling. If it is you struts, then your car should bounce up and down if you tap the brakes, because the gas seal is leaking.
Struts are very easy to replace. The only special tool is a spring compressor, but it is easy to use, and you may be able to borrow one at an auto parts store like the AutoZone. Just a couple bolts at the top and bottom, and it comes right out. They cost less than $100.
If it doesn't bounce...it could be your half-shaft. Does it click when you make a turn backing up?
You can purchase the strut tower parts in a kit from Chrysler. Two new heavy duty steel caps that slip on. it uses a special epoxy, and steel rivets. Kit in Canada costs around 75.00. I have fixed several of these, and they seem to hold up better than new. George
As far as driving without having a front end alignment done AFTER the strut replacement, you should head to a shop and have a front end alignment done. You MAY notice some vibrating or tire wear if not taken care of.
Looking at your struts online, the boot comes with the struts. All you have to do is drop yours and replace with the new!
your on the right track. it can't be done with out a spring compressor. but do you purchase a GOOD
SAFE compressor for a few uses ?. better to unbolt the three top 13 mm retainer nuts ,than unbolt the two 21 mm lower steering knuckle bolts along with the 15mm stabilizer nuts, and take the strut to a local garage and pay a couple of bucks and have someone pressthe spring on thier compressor for you . its safer. also index the lower 21 mm knuckle bolts for reassemble. its your wheel alingment camber angles.
good luck chris