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Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification #4649447
01/28/18 08:07 PM
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MaximaGuy Offline OP
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I have to replace the strut mount on my Highlander and purchased both the mount and bearing.

Unsure how the bearing goes into the mount, the bearing has a red gasket and the other side is flat steel

Does the red face go into the mount of faces outside of the mount? Attached is the product I bought

http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/moog-k160263


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Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: MaximaGuy] #4649460
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The flat side appears to be facing upwards.


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Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: MaximaGuy] #4649466
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The Autozone Duralast mount had the bearings mounted the other way.


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Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: MaximaGuy] #4649470
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The last time I replaced the shocks, I did replace it the other way!!! This picture stumps me


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Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: MaximaGuy] #4649475
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Why are you replacing the strut mounts?

Even on the high mileage Toyota products, I only replace the boot. In my experience, the bearing and mounts rarely fail.


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Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: MaximaGuy] #4649481
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Last edited by spasm3; 01/28/18 08:32 PM.

13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: The Critic] #4649634
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Why are you replacing the strut mounts?

Even on the high mileage Toyota products, I only replace the boot. In my experience, the bearing and mounts rarely fail.


The mount may be on its way out - when I turn left there is this thud-thud sound coming from the mount.
The struts have 40K on them or even less and the sound is quite annoying.
Toyota tech once told me that its best to replace the mounts when replacing the struts incl. the boots.
Well atleast in the case of my vehicle he was right .. what a PITA job. When I was 24 it was a snap, now at 44 its like man should I have to go under for this mount.


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Re: Toyota Strut Mount & Bearing clarification [Re: MaximaGuy] #4649635
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BTW thank you spasm for posting the picture.

Appreciate your prompt response to the post


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