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Maxima Struts

i’ve got 94 maxima with 100,000. low pitch sound when i turn right from the front right wheel area. Mechanic says i need new strut & strut cap plate. and need to replace both left and right to keep front end equally balanced in performance. Wants $1000…for full job plus alignment. too much? about right?

Ask what struts he plans on using,see what you can get them for,ask how much time he is allowing for labor,get him to throw in the alignment for free because you are a “number one” customer, will he guarantee noise will be gone? if not will he work for free (parts and labor) till it is?

I hate to point this out, but struts don’t make any noise.
Well, aside from the psssshh sounds when you hit a bump as they work up and down, that is.

Get a second opinion.


Generally not, but I have had upper mounts make a grinding or creaking noise.

If they have 100,000 miles on them, I would think I would replace them anyway.