Honda Civic Strut Leaking Oil

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Kevin Conroy, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Kevin Conroy

    Kevin Conroy Guest

    I had a flat tire the other day and took it to the tire shop to get it

    While repairing the tire, the mechanic told me that the rubber seal on
    my struct had broken and was leaking oil. He said that the strut was
    bad and needed to be replaced.

    HOWEVER, my car only has 20K miles on it and is a 2001 Honda Civic DX.
    Even the mechanic said that this is a bit premature for a strut

    I'm willing to get it replaced, but I just want to make sure that I'm
    not getting taken for a ride.

    So can anyone out there confirm or deny the mechanic's suggestion to
    replace my strut? (It's the front right strut if it makes any
    Kevin Conroy, Jan 14, 2004
  2. Kevin Conroy

    Qwack Guest

    Are you still under warranty? Check with your dealer, it may be
    covered.Clean it off and see if the oil returns. A lot of mechanics carry an
    oil can in their pocket. Generates lots of business.
    Qwack, Jan 14, 2004
  3. Kevin Conroy

    Bebop Guest

    It's a known problem. Get it fix at the dealer for free.
    Bebop, Jan 15, 2004
  4. Kevin Conroy

    Robert Pang Guest

    Yes. It is covered. It occurred to my 2000 Accord 2 years ago and the dealer
    fixed it free (parts and labor) under warranty.

    Robert Pang, Jan 16, 2004
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