I did the work myself and saved some bucks. Two years ago I was in Florida and this same strut failed(strut bearing). Since I was away from home decided to have Midas replace it with a generic strut. That strut lasted one month. Back home in Illinois Midas replaced it under warranty. Now two years later that one failed. I purchased a Monroe lifetime guarantied quick strut and did the work myself. At least I won't have to pay for another one on that side. The other side still performs well. Will see how well the Monroe performs.
Edited by tig1 (07/06/1809:00 PM)
2007 Ford Fusion 228,000 miles M1 0-20 EP 2017 Ford Fusion 52K M1 0-20 EP 10,000 mile OCIs on both engines M1 ATF and MC LV M1 10-30 in all OPE MC filters
A million miles driven and haven't replaced a strut yet. Knock on wood.
You must have super smooth roads down there. Too many potholes up here, can't go more than 60-80k before they're shot. When I had lifetime warranties on Monroe's, I used to change them out at 60k just because I could and the ride would get better. It just slowly sneaks up on you when they go bad. You don't even really know they were bad til they were replaced.
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I too would have replaced the other strut, after all these years of being trouble free, I'd gift it a pair of matching struts.
But pretty amazing they've lasted this long. My Camry (also 228k miles) still has the original rear struts. They're pretty tired, but good enough for a beater. The fronts were replaced 100k miles ago. They're decent.
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 81k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM 2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 229k Valvoline & Fram Ultra 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
One new and one with over 220K on the same axle is bad practice, it can negatively effect braking and handling especially in emergency situations when its needed most. I would do the other side ASAP.
Without a strut/shock testing machine there is no way to know just how the dampers are functioning but at over 220K it is definitely not anywhere near the performance of a new unit.
I tried the emergency brake test and tracked very well. Handling seems fine. Will keep an eye on any changes. Thanks for the tip.
No offense Tig but test like that are sketchy at best, I wouldn't have much faith in it. For those interested in how proper testing is performed check this out at about 8:30. You don't need to understand what they are saying just look at the testing method and when they look at the computer after testing.
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I would've matched the fronts personally, the ride height may be off and under heavy braking the one side with compress more, causing pulling. You also may see more tire wear on the worn side. Hold onto all of the paperwork, we put monroes in my receptionists civic about 2 years ago and both have failed under warranty, with the drivers failing twice.
2002 VW Golf TDI-Mobil 1 5/40 TDT 2005 BMW M3 BMW Twin Power 10/60 1998 BMW M3/4/5 Fuchs 5/40 2007 Mercedes GL320 CDI Fuchs 5/40 GT Pro XTL