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Old 03-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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strut mounts

I have a clunking noise from the right front and mechanic has identified the issue as strut mount. eEurope Parts has two different options:

Saab original - list $139, price $125

URO - list $139, price $40

Anyone have any experience with URO mounts?

Also, what other parts should I order? Should I replace the bearing and the spring spacer?

Should I replace both?

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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I've got a URO strut mount in my Viggen, going strong for year and a half now. Definitely would replace the bearing if your in there, pretty inexpensive part. Make sure you call eEuro and see if they have it in stock.

But.......I had a "clunk" in my driver side, did my research, narrowed it down to the strut mount/bearing. Ordered it, got the strut housing out to replace and figured out it wasn't the strut mount. Ended up being a loose strut sleeve nut(nut the holds the strut in the housing). A problem I could've possibly fixed without taking anything apart. I then found out that this was a known problem, especially OG9-3's. I would double check if I were you. Might still have some pics off an old thread.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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Thanks, my mechanic is a Saab guy, so I am sure he would know the difference.

Appreciate the info on the mounts, for less than one third of the price, I think I will try the URO's..

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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If you have CarQuest stores in your area, you might check to see what they have, too. They were able to get German-made Febi strut mounts for my NG900 the next day, and they were only about $30 or $35 each. They also got the original SKF bearings for no more than what eEuroparts wants for them.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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You were right, just a loose strut sleeve mount as well!

Of course I ordered the new struts and had to pay a restocking charge...
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