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[*] posted on 14-11-2018 at 08:09 PM
Front Strut Mount Bearing Upgrade


Every strut mount I ordered used some cheap Chinese bearing. At least two had grit, three had some play or were too loose. RockAuto eventually refunded me and let me keep two mounts.

It's a standard 6302 ball bearing. I ordered SKF Explorer 6302-2RSJ from Motion Canada. Total cost of $20.

The bearing is retained via the peened over lip. Peel it back and the bearing will come out. It's not a press fit, just loosely in there. No bueno.




Put that new SKF bearing in, use some Loctite retaining compound, peen that lip over and enjoy a strut mount that won't fail out of box or in a month's time.



I think the Toyota and KYB mounts use an open bearing. Big no no especially with salt and water.
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[*] posted on 9-12-2018 at 10:17 PM


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