How much will it cost to replace struts on Cirrus?

Nov 8, 2009 Full story: SalemNews.com, Salem, MA 9

Q: I have a 1996 Chrysler Cirrus with 30,000 miles. There is a rattle when on a bumpy road, and I have been told it has something to do with the strut.

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done

Tavares, FL

#1 Nov 8, 2009
It could be your sway bar links, they will be much cheaper to replace.
Shapman

Dearborn, MI

#2 Nov 8, 2009
I agree I would start with the swaybar, also check your ball joints. Do you know how to check for bad ball joints?
Shapman

Dearborn, MI

#3 Nov 8, 2009
Checking ball joints is a two man job. Jack up the front end and with a pry bar or "2 by 4" pry up the bottom of the front tire when you do this have the other person look behind the tire at the ball joints to see if they move up and down.(then check the other tire) A very small amount of movement is ok i've been told but if they are making noise and moving replace them. You don't want to be one of those people on the side of the freeway with their front tires cocked in two different directions.
Shapman

Dearborn, MI

#4 Nov 8, 2009
And if you aren't sure about the sway bar disconnect it and drive it to see if the noise goes away. Don't take it off just disconnect it from the connecting arms should be just one 15mm nut on each side.
lightenup

AOL

#5 Nov 8, 2009
I had a rattle once , it turned out to be the tire jack rattling against the spare !!
Let a mechanic check out your rattle before you start replacing anything.
Parker

Peru, IN

#6 Nov 8, 2009
I just had to have mine replaced on a weekend and the only place that could get me in was Sears. Before you judge, I had no other choice, it was an emergency. The struts were the top of the line $71.00 each and labor was $100.00. Total cost was around $300.00 after taxes.
Parker

Peru, IN

#7 Nov 8, 2009
Oh, that was on a 1999 Breeze.
Shapman

Dearborn, MI

#8 Nov 8, 2009
lightenup wrote:
I had a rattle once , it turned out to be the tire jack rattling against the spare !!
Let a mechanic check out your rattle before you start replacing anything.
Well you don't replace things unless you know they are bad.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#9 Nov 9, 2009
Parker wrote:
I just had to have mine replaced on a weekend and the only place that could get me in was Sears. Before you judge, I had no other choice, it was an emergency. The struts were the top of the line $71.00 each and labor was $100.00. Total cost was around $300.00 after taxes.
That's a fair price. But did it fix your problem?

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