1999 Lexus RX300 Q&A
1999 Lexus RX300 Question: How do I tighten mounting plate to front driver's side strut assembly?
I have a rattle coming from front-driver's side whenever i hit a bump or make a turn. I believe is has to do with my mounting plate to my strut assembly. Do I need to tighten any bolts to my mounting plate? If so, how do I get access to them and what size wrench will I need? If not, what is cost to replace a mounting plate? - Rolands Lexus
bushing is probably worn out. replace it and i reccomend the strut as well. mount is 30. strut is 69 labor is 1.2 hours alignment is 79 Roy - mastertech6371
We talked about this already. Did the other shop replace them when you did the struts? There is a nut in the middle of the strut tower that should already be tight and the three smaller nuts that attach the bolts from the plate to the strut tower. You can check them all with the vehicle on the ground and the hood up. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THIS YOURSELF!!! The strut is under pressure with that spring and you need a special tool to remove and replace the mounting plate. Let me know if you have any other questions. - Hal...