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1989 Merceedes 190E needs plate and Strut?

1989 Merceds 190E I am thinking about buying will need strut and plate replaces, could you please explain what that means and the approximate hit to my wallet that would entail? Thanks so much for your great service!

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If you go to the auto parts store,the strut and the bearing plate will run close to 150 dollars each,and the bearing plate has a bearing in it to allow for steering.

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