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Strut Replacement / Strut Leaking

Hey Guy's,
My daughters 05 4cyl with 50k has leaking struts. Planning on replacing both myself with Monroe Sensa Trac Cartridges . What , if any , problems should I expect , isn't this a little early for this repair ? Vehicle is used normally by a college student, I think !
My mechanical skills should be up for this , also I'm in the auto parts retail industry.
GF Haile

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    I get it after replacing the rear shock. I'l have to check the front but I think it may be bushings.



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