You can always depend on your Mitsubishi Lancer strut mount to deliver reliable and effective performance. However, like all components, it breaks. Here are some of the common strut mount problems and their troubleshooting steps for your guidance:
Your car's front and rear strut mounts are subject to corrosion, especially if you frequently drive on roads with high salt content. The strut mounts will corrode in different ways depending on the circumstances your car is exposed to. You can, for example, have a hard time controlling the steering wheel because the bearings on your front strut mounts may have already started to corrode. Keep in mind that these bearings are responsible for allowing your wheels to turn. Meanwhile, your rear strut mounts may fall off after the bolts are eaten away by rust. That's why regularly inspecting your strut mounts is important so you will know when it's best to replace them. If you're not experiencing this problem yet, make sure to clean these components and protect them with anti-rust solutions. In this way, you can prevent your car from having corroded strut mounts.
Your strut mounts have rubber sections that tend to crack much easier than the steel mounts. When this happens, don't worry too much as this doesn't pose a high-risk threat on your safety. Just make sure not to attempt making any huge leaps with your car if you don't want your strut mounts to fall off. A strut mount with a cracked rubber section will be good for a ride or two. However, you will still need to replace it to have superior driving performance.
Believe it or not, a bad strut mount can cause your tire to blow up while you're on the road. What happens is the faulty strut mount that holds the tire in parallel with your car separate from the suspension system every time you go over bumps. As a result, the wheels will create overtly positive or negative angles-also called camber-that will begin the quick deterioration of your tire. In fact, you don't have to wait long for it to blow out. That's why if you're suspecting your car to have broken strut mounts, immediately check them and make the necessary replacement. After all, you wouldn't want to get a blown tire as you speed on the highway.