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Replacing a rear Strut

Old 07-17-2009, 01:14 PM
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Default Replacing a rear Strut

Alright I just finished replacing the right rear strut on my 97 Tracer after the spring and mounting flange rusted through and broke. While I was taking it apart I mushroomed the tips of the two large bolts that hold the bottom of the strut to the hub, so I had to replace them. I called the dealership and was informed that that bolt (only 12 years old lol) had been discontinued and that I couldn't get it anymore. The bolt itself appeared to be metric, exactly in between 7/16 and 1/2 diameter. So I figure they were a metric diameter. I finally used the 7/16 which was just a hair too small. It seems to have held up so far. My question is, where would I find the original bolts if the ones I have in there do break?
Old 07-18-2009, 01:21 AM
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Junkyard is where I would for something like that.
Old 07-18-2009, 09:49 PM
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if you still have one of the original bolts, you might find one you can use at a hardware store.
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