This is in regard to a 1995 Dodge Caravan with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.
I was originally going to get rid of this van, but decided to fix it up and keep it instead. One of the things it needs to drive well is new struts. The struts have never been changed, and bounce around too much. I am looking for new struts online, and see that on RockAuto, there are different part numbers depending on build date and engine type. Specifically, it appears that the front struts are identical for both sides through 02/1995, and then go to different part numbers for left and right after that. My van has a build date of 02/1995.
For the 4-cylinder, the choices for a fully assembled strut would be FCS 1332329 or MOOG ST8505. However, if I select a different engine, such as the 3.0 V-6, then several other brands are available, also distinguished by build date. Is there a reason for this, or is it more of an oversight? Also, is anyone here familiar with either of the two models mentioned above?