2003 CR-V front strut blowout

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Stanjo, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Stanjo

    Stanjo Guest

    The front right strut blew out and splattered oil all over the wheel well. I
    have no idea how this happened, but it did.
    The car has 46k miles, out of warranty.

    Shall I replace with OEM part or with some other brand? What would be a good
    ride, quiet replacement part (not interested in extreme or sports driving) ?

    Also, shall I go to the Honda dealer or a trustworthy independent Honda
    mechanic? I prefer the mechanic, but if there is any chance Honda will
    warrant the repair, I'd rather take it the dealership.

    Would like to hear your opinion.

    Stanjo, Jun 22, 2007
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  2. Stanjo

    william1977 Guest

    That strut is a wearable part and shouldn't be covered under warranty.
    Go to a place that offers a lifetime warranty on the part. If it is a
    matter of price then call around to everyone in the phone book and get
    the best price.
    william1977, Jun 22, 2007
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  3. Stanjo

    E Meyer Guest

    If you only plan to replace the one, then you probably should get another
    OEM strut from Honda to better match the behavior of the original one still
    on the other side. It doesn't really matter who puts it on. You should get
    the alignment checked afterwards.

    Aftermarket, I have had good luck with KYB struts from tirerack.com.
    Reasonably priced and they do a good job as OEM replacements.
    E Meyer, Jun 22, 2007
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