Vertical Play In Front Strut Mount
I had my Forenza in for tires today and the mechanic called me out to show me that he thought something was wrong with the upper strut mounts. With the car up on the lift, he could raise and lower the front wheel and strut maybe 3/16". I told him it's made that way.
On most cars, the upper strut mount is bolted to the strut tower in the wheel well, the Forenza has floating strut mounts. It looks like there is about 3/16" to 1/4" of clearance under the strut plates, looking inside the engine compartment. Is this excessive?
Last edited by BigAl; 06-06-2010 at 10:19 PM.