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Leaking Strut My Outback has a leaking/weeping rear strut. At 42,000 miles, do I need to replace both rear struts?

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No u can replace one but if u by new u will get 2 in a box and its better to do both so there both good .and if u do one the other might go soon 2 and if u put one brand new in a the other still old you will feel the diffrence it will feel like ****

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How often do the front end struts go. I have 105.000 miles.


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Of course this is only the cartridge, you have to transfer the spring, and the top mount of the existing strut. You need a pair of coil spring compressor to do the job. The basic procedure to replace a strut is:
Remove the top nuts that secure the strut assembly to the frame mount inside the engine compartment. Do not remove the center nut.
Mark the lower strut mounting location on the hub for installation reference. The alignment will be close if the new strut is installed in the same position.
Remove the bolts that hold the strut assembly to the hub.
Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.
Mark the top mount for installation reference. Using a side mounted spring compressor, compress the spring and remove the top nut and retaining washer. Pull strut assembly out from the bottom of spring.
Slide the new strut assembly up into the spring and reposition the top mount onto the spring in the same position that it was removed. Install the retaining washer and top nut.
Tighten the top nut to the manufacturer's specifications and carefully remove the spring compressor.
Place the strut assembly back into the vehicle.

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What does it mean if the struts are leaking


The hydraulic oil that is inside the strut is coming out externally meaning that the seal that contains the fluid to the inside of the strut is bad.This leads to struts not doing there job properly and will cause premature tire wear as well a decrease in vehicle handling and stability performance .The only correction is have the struts replaced.

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if you cant find the leak you can pump the strut with a compressor if it has a leak replace it if they are expensive and you wish a cheeper fix you can cap off the front lines or rear or replace all of them with regular coils and struts if off a used car the struts may be bad the spring is heavy and the strut needs to be removed and checked if its bad get new ones they are not cheep but the air ride struts new are a grand or better well they use to be a used one was a few hundred i replaced them with springs on a gl-10 years ago and the light may blink remove the bulb or a wire under the drivers side seat not sure on that year

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