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Bad struts

(2004 Chevrolet Cavalier)
in Elk Grove Village, IL on February 27, 2010
is it safe to drive with bad front struts can it create more problems for the car
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on February 27, 2010
If the struts are really bad, you will have less control over your vehicle, does your vehicle bounce around or feel unstable? Why do you think they are bad?
on February 28, 2010
This may be the upper strut mounting, but you may also have an issue with a suspension part. When your pushing on the front end and re-creating the noise, try to locate the source of the noise.
If you cannot locate the noise, then you will want to have a shop look at this to make sure it's not a safety concern.
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on February 28, 2010
the front end makes a noise especially on bumps like a cranking noise i also get the same sound when i press down on the hood to bounce the car its only one side though the front passenger
on February 27, 2010
It all depends on how bad they are. The struts are an essential part of the suspension and steering system on the, so they will affect how your car handles, so there could be a safety implication.

A physical inspection of the car by a professional is the only way to get a definitive opinion.
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