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Front strut rod nuts: re-usable?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by choptop, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    choptop

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    The Toyota service manual indicates that strut rod nuts, the ones that secure the front shock to the upper mounting plate, are not reusable parts.

    Is it really necessary to replace these when disassembling/ reassembling the struts? If so how much does the stealership charge for these bad boys?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    chris4x4

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    if your talking about the three top nuts and studs, I have always re used them.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    Sorry Chris, not those, the single nut that holds the shock rod and rubber cushions:

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  4. Nov 1, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    Ah....Depends on the shock. Some come with replacements, others dont, and you have to re use the OEM nut. Never had an issue with any re used. :)
     
  5. Nov 1, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    FWIW, the reason they say its not a re usable nut, is because its a Nylock nut.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    Is it possible for you to not know something? lol. Good job Chris.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    LOL! Yeah...There is alot I DONT know....:eek:
     
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  9. Nov 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    Thanks Chris!
     
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    ;)
     
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