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Old 03-14-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
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Front Upper Strut Tower Braces

Hey guys, been stalking around a little for the past few months. It turns out my '07 V6 has a problem common to mustangs. The (according to those at the shop) front upper strut tower braces are broken/loose or something and have to be replaced.

This has caused my car to clunk and creek when I drive slow and turn the wheel or reverse at slow speeds etc.

They're quoting me 426 + tax for repairing it. Do you guys have any better ideas? Options?

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Strut tower braces? Or upper strut mounts?
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Do you think that is something you could do yourself? You'd save all the labor cost.
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I have no idea how involved it is. The shop said they can't even see it without taking the car partly apart. Can you describe it briefly?
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You gotta take the wheel off, brake caliper off, undo several bolts to remove the whole spring and strut assembly just to get to the mount. You'll also need spring compressors. There's a good how to video on upgrading mustang susp. On YouTube by motorz. Educate yourself first before making the decision to pay somebody
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It's sounds like a lot but once you get in there it'll all make sense.
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On mine, you've got 4 bolts on top under the hood. Two large bolts at the bottom of the strut and a bolt attaching the brake line to the side of the strut and the upper end link from the sway bar that connects to the strut.

After you undo a total of 8 bolts you should be able to remove the strut and spring assembly out as a whole.

Then you fit the spring compressor on and remove the nut on top of the strut. That is what holds the strut mount to the top of the spring. Replace it and repeat the steps backwards to reassemble.
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Thanks a lot guys! I will definitely try to do this!
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Good luck bro! PM me if you get stumped or have any questions. I'll try to walk you through it.
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It turns out it was the control arm. At least he gave me a great discount! $200 in total!
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