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What is involved in replacing struts on a 2000 Sebring coupe? I have replaced shocks on a number of cars in the past and have been given a quote of $700 for parts and labor for this car. It seems that an full alignment is also part of the package.

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  • mikegunning Apr 20, 2009

    I just spoke with a company that will replace the struts for less than $175 labor and use KYB for $220 for the four struts. They are a suspension shop only and seem to have a handle on what they need to do. Do you think that is a fair price?
    Thanks, Mike


  • mikegunning Apr 20, 2009

    I appreciate your thoughts about the nature of the installation and the fairness of the quote.
    Regards, MIke

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Shocks and Struts are 2 very different things that do the same job but in a different way, a Strut is a combination of a shock and a spring into one unit that is part of the steering, the Strut takes the place of the upper ball joint in conventional "A" frame suspension, to change a Strut the front end alignment must be disturbed, that is why u need an alignment after a Strut replacement, also there is about 4 times as much labor time involved in switching out Struts compared to onventional shocks. The price u were quoted does seem high, I show about $60 each for Monroe Strut cartridges, and you are looking at 4 hours labor, so here the job would go out the door for about $550-600 (California)

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    yadayada Apr 20, 2009

    yes that is a fair price, are they sure they understand u have Struts?

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    yadayada Apr 20, 2009

    I mis read the post, yes indeed go for that shop, they are giving u a very fair price.

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