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#1 B850

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 12:22 AM

Ok so as i was putting my strut brace back on, I somehow broke one of the studs clean off and now there's just a hole there. I know I have to get this fixed but is it safe to drive the car with it just broken off?? And what exactly do i have to get replaced? Thanks

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 03:01 AM

I've never installed a strut brace but from what I gather, that stud is part of the strut mount. Is it the three studs poke up from underneath, and one of them broke? The mount may need to be replaced I'm not sure, its possible you could put a new stud in there but I probably wouldn't. At the least you will need to remove and disassemble the strut tower, whether you replace the mount or are able to fix it. Might as well replace it at that point, it would be a PITA to find out the repair job didn't take and have to do it again.

I don't think it is dangerous if one of the three is broken, but you should get it fixed soon. Over time the strut mount could get loose and wobble and get messed up.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:31 AM

I've never installed a strut brace but from what I gather, that stud is part of the strut mount. Is it the three studs poke up from underneath, and one of them broke? The mount may need to be replaced I'm not sure, its possible you could put a new stud in there but I probably wouldn't. At the least you will need to remove and disassemble the strut tower, whether you replace the mount or are able to fix it. Might as well replace it at that point, it would be a PITA to find out the repair job didn't take and have to do it again.

I don't think it is dangerous if one of the three is broken, but you should get it fixed soon. Over time the strut mount could get loose and wobble and get messed up.



Yea it is one of the three studs <_< . I'm going to replace it asap i just wanted to know if it was safe driving with it for now. Thank you!!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:38 AM

You can drive with it the way it is, just take it easy until you can replace it.


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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:59 AM

i had the same thing happen i though a bolt and washer up there until i could get a new mount

#6 B850

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:56 AM

Does anyone have any Idea how much it's going to cost to get repaired??

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:04 AM

If you do it yourself, between $50 and $80 for the strut mount (depending on aftermarket vs. Volvo branded) plus a few hours of your time.

If you take it to a shop, it will cost a lot. Ball park I'm going to guess $250, thinking $100 for the part, plus 2 hours of labor. No it won't take 2 hours but they'll probably charge that. It is exactly the same labor as replacing one strut. Strut tower out, disassemble, reassemble, reinstall. See http://members.shaw.ca/heeeeee/strut/.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:19 AM

Just replace the stud
Volvo PN
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It need to be pressed in, but its not all that difficult. A couple pairs of Vice grips will get it done.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:16 AM

Just replace the stud
Volvo PN
963100

It need to be pressed in, but its not all that difficult. A couple pairs of Vice grips will get it done.

References: Vadis for a 96 850 turbo.

Ryan

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:20 PM

REDNECK FIX: On my old war wagon (95 saturn sw2) I snapped one of the 3 strut studs flush, I just welded the remaining end of the stud to the surrounding metal. Now I am getting ready to replace the struts again so I will just have a few minutes of grindind the weld off and back to business.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:18 PM

Ok so as i was putting my strut brace back on, I somehow broke one of the studs clean off and now there's just a hole there. I know I have to get this fixed but is it safe to drive the car with it just broken off?? And what exactly do i have to get replaced? Thanks


Like Meat Loaf said "2 out of 3 aint bad. Its ok to drive like that. Once fixed, remember not to give those bolts the "gorilla torque" treatment. Many folks over torque because is a suspension part and is holding up the car. However, keep in mind its only a puny 10mm bolt. It doesnt take much to break off.

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#12 AverageVolvo

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:41 AM

Yeah a nut and bolt with washer would work as a temp fix. You could probably get a bolt in , only having to remove the wheel and loosening the strut studs a little.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:18 PM

Like Meat Loaf said "2 out of 3 aint bad. Its ok to drive like that. Once fixed, remember not to give those bolts the "gorilla torque" treatment. Many folks over torque because is a suspension part and is holding up the car. However, keep in mind its only a puny 10mm bolt. It doesnt take much to break off.

Cheers,
Ricky


Bingo...seems like those only require ~18ft/lbs...which is not much more than snug...use locktite blue on em if your worried.
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