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Does the steering wheel resist when you pull on it to turn your vehicle? If your answer's yes, then it may be a time to check on your vehicle's strut mounts. A strut mount is located on top of each of the struts, and these bearing-assisted mounts play an important role in steering response. The strut mount, through its lubricated bearings, allow for easier strut pivoting as you turn the steering wheel. So if you're having a hard time with controlling the steering wheel, the strut mount just might be the culprit. If it's severely damaged, the best solution is to get a replacement unit. Fortunately, you don't have to go somewhere else if you need a premium-quality aftermarket strut mount. Carparts offers a selection of strut mounts made from tough rubber, to ensure long years of service life.

• Optimizes suspension and steering performance

• Constructed from durable rubber and features direct OE fit

• Prevents vibration, rattles and squeaks from the suspension

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  • How to Install a Strut Mount in 5 Easy Steps

    The strut mount is an important part of the suspension system that connects the strut to the frame of your car. It has a rubber-like insulating material that lessens the vibration and noise of the car when it moves along the road and rolls over bumps and potholes. Since the strut mount always absorbs the impact from the car's movements, it is very prone to wear and tear. Here's an installation guide to show you how to replace a worn out strut mount in just a few and easy steps.

    Required skill level: Intermediate

    Needed tools and materials

    1. Floor jack
    2. Jack stands
    3. Lug wrench
    4. Strut rod remover/installer
    5. Strut mount plate wrench
    6. Strut extension rod
    7. Torx bit
    8. Soap solution
    9. New strut mount

    Preparing the strut assembly area

    Lift the portion of the vehicle where the strut assembly is located using the floor jack and jack stands. Remove the wheel, caliper, and brake rotor until you see the suspension parts. Separate the axle from the transaxle, so you can uninstall the tie rod, lower ball joint, and steering knuckle. Use the Torx bit and strut rod remover to detach the strut shaft until you are able to unbolt the strut mount.

    Installing the new strut mount

    Take the new strut mount, and bolt it in its previous position using the strut mount plate wrench. Use the strut extension rod to partially install the bushing and position the strut shaft afterwards.

    Lubricating the strut shaft for easier installation

    To make the installation of the strut shaft bushing easier, you may lubricate it using a soap solution. Apply an adequate amount of the soap solution until you can already slide the bushing around the shaft.

    Placing the strut mount cover

    Get the strut shaft nut and install it using a Torx bit and strut rod installer. Tighten the nut with the right amount of torque specified by the car manufacturer. Install the strut mount cover by aligning it to the specified markings on your car. Take the cover plate nuts and tighten them to secure the strut mount.