Civic front strut installation

Discussion in 'Civic' started by John Clavin, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. John Clavin

    John Clavin Guest

    I had some new dampers/shocks installed in the front struts on my '98 Honda
    Civic a few months ago after fighting with tire wear problems, mostly
    cupping. The dealer was no help on this and thought it was just bad tires
    (Michelin X-One's). So I had some KYB GR-2s installed at a shop I had
    previously used.

    Last week, I had the car back at the dealer on another issue and he noted
    that the strut assemblies were not installed correctly--the alignment tab
    is 180 degrees from where it should be. (This is the tab on the lower end
    on the strut where it slips into the split fitting on the fork). I checked
    the service manual and he appears to be right. Yet the strut assembly
    "appears" to be correctly mounted in the car. Rotating it 180 looks like it
    would cause the angle to be wrong.

    Several questions:

    Am I missing something here?

    Do I need to get this fixed?

    John Clavin
    Austin, TX
    John Clavin, Nov 9, 2004
  2. Sounds like they were switched left to right.
    Steve Bigelow, Nov 9, 2004
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