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2005 Altima had struts replaced orginal had oil struts mechanic put in gas struts cause he said lasts longer but i noticed the ride had changed (sounds like its bottoming out) is it because of different strut

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  • mike_martin1 May 07, 2010

    wasnt done by dealer could it be difference is had oil strut before now gas strut -------if thats the case rather have oil struts smoother ride & the rubber boots are all ripped ..should i take it back to them

  • mike_martin1 May 07, 2010

    orginal struts were oil but i was told that gas struts were better & lasts longer ......should i have to pay if I tell them to put oil struts on like orginally had.....thx



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Quite possible, but only if the tech installed the wrong struts

go back and get a FREE inspection from the place that installed the struts...maybe they just failed early

was this work at a dealer or independent facility

Posted on May 07, 2010

  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf May 07, 2010

    GREAT question

    since you were sold the idea that the gas struts were "better" and assuming they are not defective, then you do have an issue that could be argued in court.

    with that information, most places will work out something to make you happy

    however, that being said, replacement parts should NOT create a noise so I doubt they are functioning correctly



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