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98 mystique f-strut issues

07-08-2007, 01:34 AM
Please bare with me, this is my first post. I have a 98 mystique LS. I'm currently working on a friends 98 mystique LS. I replaced the struts a few months ago and everything went fine. Unfortunately, I just replaced the front upper mounts and now I have a squeeky/growling/popping noise when I turn at low speeds. I'm pretty sure I have figured out that it is the strut mount rubbing the bottom of the mounting area of the fender. I have Loosened and retightened all the Nuts and bolts and it still does it. I also looked at my 98 which has old struts and it seems like the upper mount is supposed to slightly turn with the wheel. Like I said for some reason the new ones are grabbing the fender instead of turning smooth. Please give me any suggestions or comments. I can't figure out if maybe I did something wrong or if this is supposed to happen.:)

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