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hughes32207
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Feb 1, 2015, 7:39 PM

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I have a 1999 ford escort with a 2.0 engine. I don't know. with 206,000 miles and I am finally changing my struts for the first time. my problem is that I changed the back struts and springs and on one side I can fit 4 fingers between my tire and the wheel well but the other side I can only fit 1 finger. what would cause this.


nickwarner
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Feb 1, 2015, 8:37 PM

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Do you have a broken or sagged out coil spring? Were these quick struts or did you have to take the struts apart and reuse the coils?


hughes32207
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Feb 2, 2015, 4:03 AM

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when I replaced the struts I replaced everything. the struts, the springs, the strut sleeve and the part that mounts to the car it self.


Hammer Time
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Feb 2, 2015, 5:38 AM

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The question is, did you buy them all as one piece or assemble them yourself?



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hughes32207
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Feb 2, 2015, 7:05 AM

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I put them together myself. the one that is acting up did feel different. it felt harder to compress the strut then the other 3 did but it did raise back up like the rest.


Hammer Time
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Feb 2, 2015, 7:37 AM

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That's where I think your problem is. It was either a bad installation or wrong parts.



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