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Strut - 1994 850 wagon - clunk sound, now it's leaning

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Strut - 1994 850 wagon - clunk sound, now it's leaning

Post by loveMy850 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:48 pm

Hi Guys, I've got a dilemma.. I had both struts replaced. Afterwards I drove 4 miles stopped and parked. There was a clunkand now it's leaning. I know it's lower because after this I had to put new sway links on cause the ones I ordered didn't fit when the job was done.when we put it on a 4 legged ( whatever you call it ) ( : hydraulic lift it was lower getting that side of the leg lift up under the car. What the heck happened? Why did it fall? A friend said its probably the clamp wasn't tight and the spring dropped in the cup spring. I don't know. I do know if it has to be taken off again I have to get all new mount nuts.or could I have gotten a bad strut. There Sachs original. What do you guys think is going on? Thank you❤
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Re: Strut

Post by abscate » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:46 pm

Take some pictures of the struts with some light so we can see detail and maybe

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Re: Strut

Post by Klausc » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:45 am

Either a spring failed or the top strut mount broke. Open the hood to check the latter. But, considering the age of the car, I would lean towards a broken spring. If this is the case, you will need new springs on both sides.


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Re: Strut

Post by ZionXIX » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:10 am

Did the spring seat bust through? Usually hits the hood.



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Re: Strut

Post by erikv11 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:43 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:10 am
Did the spring seat bust through? Usually hits the hood.
"Usually" hits the hood??? I've heard of that a couple times but never actually seen it happen, And I've seen a couple dozen busted. P80 spring seats.

Would be interested to see pics of the strut hitting the hood.


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Re: Strut

Post by ZionXIX » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 am

erikv11 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:43 pm
ZionXIX wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:10 am
Did the spring seat bust through? Usually hits the hood.
"Usually" hits the hood??? I've heard of that a couple times but never actually seen it happen, And I've seen a couple dozen busted. P80 spring seats.

Would be interested to see pics of the strut hitting the hood.
Maybe it's more rare than I thought but it happens. I guess it's more due to installer error.

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Re: Strut - 1994 850 wagon - clunk sound, now it's leaning

Post by loveMy850 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:33 pm

Its drivable. I'm in another pickle so I've been so busy So Sorry not getting back,a friend rolled his truck and now I'm out in the middle of nowhere, no wifi only data had to get my phone turned on and change phones finally a girlfriend came over to give me a break away I'm at paneras, yes one big hassel. anyway its drivable, just not my baby, shoot I should have left old struts on. anyway when I get time,I hope this evening I have to get back on site and fill you guys in, she runs so rough, not good, not good at all, and get on this, I appreciate all you guys, I'm so distraught right now, and worn the H out! I know its labor day and everyone will be out having a good time, I hope you all do! I know I'm not going anywhere!, Gotta take care of a friend, its who I am, but I need your help guys...... ok, well Happy Labor Day everyone.. B safe out there.



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Re: Strut

Post by erikv11 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:43 pm

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Re: Strut

Post by erikv11 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Hang in there, we'll be here when you get back around to it!
ZionXIX wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:04 am
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Thanks for posting that up. That's one junky spring seat in that example - those were by Gabriel.


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'98 S70 NA, 210k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 280k
'06 S60 R, 160k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: Strut - 1994 850 wagon - clunk sound, now it's leaning

Post by abscate » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:09 pm

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