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Saturn SL2 Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles

 
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 130,000 mi (100,000 mi - 160,000 mi)

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The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

  •  Enthusiast

    I'm pretty sure all cars with lots of miles on have this problem. I replaced all 4 struts and now my car drives awesome!

    Note: I did have to install 4 "shims" so the car would pass alignment. A shim is a special bolt that is sort of wobbly in the middle, it lets you adjust the angle of your struts just by spinning the bolt.

    A little weird, but my car drives better than new now.

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