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The ear that holds the bottom of the spring is pressing onto the tire and ate a nice chunk of the tread after driving it for about a mile. I haven't mashed any potholes in this car yet so I'm fairly confident I haven't bent the front end.
has anyone else heard of this happening before? I'm assuming it's a bad strut but I've been wrong about this car before
 

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The ear that holds the bottom of the spring is pressing onto the tire and ate a nice chunk of the tread after driving it for about a mile. I haven't mashed any potholes in this car yet so I'm fairly confident I haven't bent the front end.
has anyone else heard of this happening before? I'm assuming it's a bad strut but I've been wrong about this car before
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if the wheels are the correct size and offset -
and the tires are the correct size -
and ALL of the strut mounting bolts are present and properly installed
I would be looking at a bent strut or broken spring -
 

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Last time I saw that was on an older Pontiac. It WAS a broken spring.
 

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didn't even think to check the spring
I sure hope it's that after seeing the price of some new shocks lol
 

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You guys will get a kick out of this, the spring perch on the strut rusted away and tore off
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Given your location and the amounts of winter road chemicals used that's not surprising. You may not want to know what the rest of the underside of the car looks like.
 

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Check your brake lines. I had to replace 3 of 4 on my car a couple of years ago.
 

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I'll get it on the lift and give the underside a good look over
from cramming my head under there I can see the front subframe is getting some heavy rust, rear isn't looking any better
at least there's plenty of red paint under there still, most the cars around me are completely gone underneath after 10 years of winter driving
 
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