Hello all. Before I go through the hassle of trying to return this thing and/or making a fool out of myself…
I purchased four new KYB shock/strut assemblies for my 2004 Alero. All is going well installing them until I get to the last one, front, and the mounting plate is backwards. It has three fasteners on top: 2 bolts attached to the top plate, one threaded opening for a bolt inserted once in place. This one is spun 180 degrees.
Now that I look at pictures of this strut online, they’re all pictured in this “backwards” assembly. It can’t be the wrong part, as the first one installed without issue.
Am I clueless and should I be able to spin this mounting plate?