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My 1996 Cad Concours has wheel ***** on right front wheel.I replaced rotors and rotated wheels but sill have the problem.Could it be my front strut? Do the struts have air and oil inside.I think I see oil on the front right coil spring.

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  • jekemp1 Jun 01, 2010

    Yes. I was not sure about oil in the strut because I have an air compressor that keeps the car level.

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HI. There is a missing word in your initial posting above. If possible, could you clarify your issue?

What is actually occurring at the front right wheel assembly?

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 01, 2010

    If there is indeed oil located on the coil, this will indicate strut failure.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 01, 2010

    Concerning the build of your strut assembly:

    Your Macpherson strut assembly is vital to your suspension system and contains your shock absorber which consists of a telescopic coil spring and a oil filled damper.


  • jekemp1 Jun 01, 2010

    The missing word is ***** as in wheel " *****" I have a thumping sound and bump on each wheel revolution.You answered my question about oil and air on the strut.My car has electronic level control and continuous variable sensing suspension.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 01, 2010

    I see. I would also check the state of the mounting as well. There may be some looseness there. The lower ball joint and hub/bearing assembly should be inspected as well.

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