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What is the name for the strut top plate?

I have the shock then the spring then the plate then the strut mount. whats the name of the plate and where can i get it?

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Strut Mount

Go to Rock Auto.Com --- you will see it

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: 97 Taras sedan SE style rear stut top bolt and nut location.

The top nuts are located from inside of the trunk. If you look behind the material that covers the wheel wells you should find the nuts near the top of the wheel wells.

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SOURCE: knocking in rear shock tower

it was really quite easy took off tire and break line un do tower bolts 3 lowered unit and replaced shock mount easy re and re

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Sway bar bushings and links should be replaced. To cure this problem.

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Contour 2.5l V6 how to insert front strut into knuckle

either put a jack under the strut (if you can do so safely and raise the strut or use a good pry bar to pull down on the A arm. make 100% sure the car is well supported with jack stands etc.

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1.Turn ignition to OFF position to place steering column in unlocked position.
2.Remove hub nut
3.Loosen, but do not remove, three top mount-to-shock tower
4.Raise vehicle on a hoist.
5.Remove tire and wheel assembly
6.Move brake caliper and wire out of the way
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8.Remove cotter pin from tie rod end stud and remove slotted nut.
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11.Remove and discard lower arm-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt and nut. (A drift punch may be used to remove bolt.) Using a screwdriver, slightly spread knuckle-to-lower arm pinch joint and remove lower arm from steering knuckle.
12.Press halfshaft from hub
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14.Remove steering knuckle and hub assembly from shock absorber strut
15.Remove three top mount-to-shock tower nuts and remove strut and spring assembly from vehicle
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17.Place 10mm box-end wrench on top of shock strut shaft and hold while removing top shaft retaining nut with a 21mm 6-point crow foot wrench and ratchet
18.Loosen Spring Compressor , then remove top mount bracket assembly, bearing plate assembly and spring.
INSTALLATION
1.Place a 10mm box-end wrench on top of shock strut shaft and hold while tightening top shaft retaining nut with a 21mm 6-point crow foot wrench and ratchet to 53-72 Nm (40-53 lb-ft).
2.Install strut and spring assembly and three top mount-to-shock tower nuts
3.Install steering knuckle and hub assembly to shock absorber strut.
4.Install a new shock absorber strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Tighten to 98-132 Nm (73-97 lb-ft).
5.Install halfshaft into hub
6.Install lower arm to steering knuckle ensuring that ball stud groove is properly positioned and boot seal is not damaged. Install a new pinch bolt and nut. Tighten to 53-72 Nm (40-53 lb-ft).
7.Install stabilizer bar link to strut and install a new stabilizer bar link nut. Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 lb-ft).
8.Install tie rod end onto knuckle.
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10.Install a new slotted nut retaining cotter pin.
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14.Tighten three top mount-to-shock tower nuts to 30-40Nm (23-29 lb-ft).
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16.Depress brake pedal several times prior to moving vehicle.

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