-solved- 98' C70 help with part identification and repair


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The weather has been nicer lately so every squeak from my struts makes me want to fix the issue causing it. I tracked down the noise to this part here using WD40. 

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Its two round black rubber pieces on the very top of the struts in the engine bay. The two rubber pieces rub together and make a squeaking noise when i drive over the slightest bumps. Once I sprayed the WD40 in and around those rubber pieces the sound went away completely. 

What are these rubber pieces that are making the noise? How do i go about replacing those rubber pieces? I'm glad I waited to pay to replace my struts because they want from $800 to $1400 to R&R when all the sound came from these rubber pieces. I have a Jack and basic tools. Any help would be great, thank you.

 

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Upper spring seats.  They wear out and make noise.  You probably don't need to replace the upper strut mounts, just the seats.

You will need a strut spring compressor to replace them.

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  • Quip1337x changed the title to -solved- 98' C70 help with part identification and repair

Make sure to use quality seats for the repair; there's lot of junk out there.

Recommend the IPD HD seats or I believe the XC90 seats also work?

You'll have to get a front end alignment after the job.

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