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I am currently trying to install the top mount onto the strut, and even with spring compressors fully latched onto the springs, the piston rod still doesn't come out far enough to get the nut on. I've tried pulling the piston rod out, and it always decompresses back to the length shown in the picture. When I push it down it does the same thing. Does this mean the piston rod is broken or out of gas? I would rather try to get the strut fixed than buy 2 new struts for both sides of the front suspension. I need to get this suspension fixed soon because this is my daily car. Any help is appreciated.
 

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If a strut is done, it's done.

Now is the time to put new ones in when you already have it apart...
 
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Not fixable. Replace the strut. You should be able to get both front assemblies (spring and strut assembled and ready to install) for under $400. Advance Auto has them for $173 each. Just the struts are about $100 each.
 

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Not fixable. Replace the strut. You should be able to get both front assemblies (spring and strut assembled and ready to install) for under $400. Advance Auto has them for $173 each. Just the struts are about $100 each.
You mean the Monroe complete strut assemblies? I just did some research and there are some mixed reviews about the quality compared to the OEM struts. I guess I'll stick with just the struts to save some cash, plus I don't mind the labor. I'll go pick up the OESpectrum struts tomorrow and fit my stock springs on them. Thanks for the info!
 
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