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1. The top bushings on the Mac' struts have DRIED out, where the strut rod passes thro' the top mounting anchor. Disconnect using a Spring clamp, and use Molybdenum anti seize grease.
2. A broken strut suspension coil spring.
3. A dry idler arm shaft bushing.
Regards, DT

Posted on May 10, 2010

Testimonial: "It was a superb response.It seems that the problem is with the top bushing. Thank You very much"

  • David TULLY May 10, 2010

    Pleased I could help!

    Regards, DT



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