Originally Posted by Scooter-Man
Craig - pull the cap covers off the struts and look to see which way the inner tabs are directed. The tabs are part of the mount. This will let you know if the correct mounts were used.
The passenger side should have the tabs going from a 2 to 8 o'clock direction.
The driver side should have the tabs going from a 10 to 4 o'clock direction.
See below (I just snapped these pictures)
So I am getting a clunking noise from the PS, and the steering is slow to return to center after a turn, so I suspect the strut mount from my Monroe Quick Strut (about 18 months old). Called the support line and they are sending me replacements for both sides. Before I install, I took off the caps and looked at the mounts compared to these pics. DS is the same, but the PS has the tabs at 4:00 & 10:00. Looks like it is rotated 1/4 turn clockwise compared to this pic. I installed it straight from the box
May be a dumb question, but do the mounts freely rotate 360 degrees?? Could/should I just rotate the mount before I install so that the tabs are in the correct position?
I'm gonna check the mount position on the new strut, but if it is the same as the one I have, just wondering if rotating the mount would work.
Also, while I am at it, I'm planning to replace the tension strut bushings. The FSM says not to re-use the bolts. Are these a dealer item?