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I was told the struts on my 04 Grand Am were dried out from car sitting long periods of time. The car rides smooth no handling problems only thing when you drive on some real bumpy roads at slow speeds you can hear a little noise from the front struts. Do I replace them or just see if the noise gets worse? Any help would be Appreciated.

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Since the ride is still OK, I would hold off on the strut replacement, but I would try some silicon spray for rubber on the suspension rubber parts (and strut assy) and try to stop the squeaking that way. Hope this helps because I would have guessed brake noise before strut noise.

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Buy a set of earplugs or turn up the radio.

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