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Spring Broke

So I get into my car this morning and Im hearing this knocking sound coming from the front driver side wheel well which made me pull over , good thing I was on my way to the dealership to get my backup cam replaced, had them look at it and the spring on the strut is broke, just my luck. Looking like a $500 repair.
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Wow, anyone else drive your car and go over a massive pothole or something? That's crazy man.

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Probably just bad metal...imperfection in the construction, it just finally gave way. Too bad this isn't warrantee...
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The part isnt even available anywhere so there is no ETA at the moment either. Im stuck driving a base model Optima.
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Had you of gone to a preferred dealer you'd be in another Cadenza, at least a base one. I realize that isn't the priority, but still, sucks.

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Yeah, I remember the compressor replacement on mine, waited a couple weeks for a compressor....should be on the shelf. I like how unique these cars are, but the parts to repair are never on the shelf. At least for everything I've dealt with in the past I was able to continue driving it until the part arrived.




Since you're out of pocket anyway, why not just replace the whole strut on both sides with aftermarket? You could probably get the two of them for under $500, then just have the dealership install...
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I was considering it but was thinking I would need to change all the springs if I'm going to go that route which I don't want to do just yet.
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As long as you keep the same ride height, just change the front strut/spring assembly as a whole just front 2 corners. Again, I think you can get parts for below $500, then it's just labor, figure 3 maybe 4 hours max. Could probably do it yourself honestly, you're not compressing an existing spring if you're doing coilovers, it's a few bolts top and bottom, just keep the suspension arm supported while you're disconnecting the strut...
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As long as you keep the same ride height, just change the front strut/spring assembly as a whole just front 2 corners. Again, I think you can get parts for below $500, then it's just labor, figure 3 maybe 4 hours max. Could probably do it yourself honestly, you're not compressing an existing spring if you're doing coilovers, it's a few bolts top and bottom, just keep the suspension arm supported while you're disconnecting the strut...
Do you know of any good brands?
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