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Clicking noise from front left tire... goes away when you turn left. dealer gave quote and said the struts are bad. How hard is it to replace them.

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If you have some basic tools, replacing the strut is failrly easy. 3 bolts on the inside under the hood, and the 2 large bolts on the strut where it joins the hub assembly. You may need a johnson bar (a very long bar/ratchet for leverage). It`s best to replace both sides as a new or used strut will be different from the other side. This may effect handling/safety. It`s less expensive to buy 2 used struts from the same car than to have the old strut fixed. You may also want to look at QuickStruts I believe they are called.

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