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I just needed to know if you have to weld at all when changing the front strut mount on a 2002 impala. I needed to know before my dad travels 5 hours to fix it for me :)

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No welding needed, but you MUST have a strut spring compression tool, and then get a wheel alignment. This is best left up to the pros.

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How do I replace front strut mount?

I will suppose you are referring to the upper mount, because the lower part is the A frame or control arm.
The upper mount is welded on to the subframe or the inner fender sheet metal.
That mount might be available as an after market part through a sheet metal supplier who services body shops.
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The struts are eating into the where they mount up.The rubber on the top of the strut is all eaten up.

The rubber part at the top is called a stute plate or bearing if replacing strut. Buy them as a complete assembly much easier and safer to put in .and comes with that part & will give better ride, cause it comes with new spring,also and is not much $ more. Hope this is helpful please let us know, if we can of any further assistance.feel free to ask ,Thank You.

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I need to replace the front struts. Is it the same as replacing shocks?

Hello duaine.
No, the procedures are quite different.
The struts on your impala incorporate the coil spring and an upper mount.
The strut is removed as an assembly of these items.
Then the spring needs to be safely compressed by a tool designed for this, the nut taken off the end of the strut, the spring pressure released and then can be taken apart.
You can now buy complete assembly's at some parts suppliers but they tend to be more costly than simply replacing what you need repaired.
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I want to know if my 2003 Chevy Impala has shocks and struts

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Front struts replacement

Jack up and secure front end of your vehicle,Take off two front wheels. Loosen to bolt on the bottom of struts (Its a bolt and nut). Remove clip that holds brake hose on to strut and remove hose. DO NOT OPEN BRAKE LINE OR DISCONNECT FROM CALIPER. Remove bolts and remove bottom of strut from knuckle/Hub assembly. Then loosen nuts on strut tower( on top of fender inside hood) (3) nuts, mark exact locations of each nut on strut mount area on upper fender weld. Make sure to hold strut on the bottom so it doesn't drop down on caliper and knuckle or on you possibly.YOU WILL NEED A SPRING COMPRESSOR to compress spring so you can take struts off. MAKE SURE THAT SPRING IN COMPRESSED/SQUEEZED WITH A STRUT COMPRESSOR. Then loose center nut on strut tower(may be covered with a circular rubber cover) If nut spin around with out getting loose use vise grips to hold strut rod ONLY TO REMOVE STRUT NOT TO INSTALL. if you use vise grips to install it will damage strut. When nut is off, remove strut and reinstall new one transfer all rubber boots and cushions from old strut. Good Luck thanks for using contact me if you need more help.

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