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Old 11 Dec 2010, 12:20 am
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Hello,

I had new struts put in my 2002 PT Cruiser, and now whenever I turn left or right, a noise results. When I turn left, it's more of a 'click click click', and when I turn right, it's a THUNK like I dropped something.

On the right I believe, the person that put in my struts put in a new strut mount
but kept the old bearing... when I go back he's going to work on it again... just would like a heads up as to what this could possibly be.

Thanks!!
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Old 11 Dec 2010, 04:21 am
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Default Re: Had new struts put in, now a noise when I turn either left or right

maby a couple loose bolts not put in right, or the mount wasent put in properly, the click click might be becouse the strut hasent bin broken in but the thunk was probly from somthing not put in right
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Old 11 Dec 2010, 11:53 pm
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Default Re: Had new struts put in, now a noise when I turn either left or right

There is A LOT more to removing and installing the struts on these PT's than what most people think. Did they do a front end alignment when they were done? I personally wouldn't drive my PT if someone did a strut job and never finished it with an alignment.

Did you take it back to them yet? That sounds like it could turn really nasty, and with winter in the air it's bad timing to have strut issues.
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Old 19 Dec 2010, 11:51 am
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Default Re: Had new struts put in, now a noise when I turn either left or right

I have changed struts on the cheap for my Contour. Top bearing on the one side was rough, I thought just clean and grease everything will be alright. It sounded terrible when I would turn. Had to take back apart and replace it.
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