1999 Toyota Camry Q&A
1999 Toyota Camry Question: Front struts failing again 2 yrs after replacement?
The fronts struts should not fail so soon unless you are traveling on terrible roads and are very abusive to your car. Are the shocks actually leaking oil and lost their shock absorption characteristics or are you hearing rattles? Were the upper strut mounts replaced? I am curious what brand of struts were used that failed. We use KYB brand struts. - patrick mannion
your struts bolts where probably tightened to much. hench the same problem is reoccuring there is a dealer speck on how much to tighten the bolts on the struts. you can call your local parts store and ask for torque specifications. P.S. when you turn the steering wheel on your vehicle the bearings at the top of the strut mount bracket turn to, if they are to tight the bearings wear away before there time, if they are to loose the steering feels like the front end is going to sway apart. - Visitor