SpikeCapri wrote:On my recent MOT one of the advisories was for the nearside strut top attachment having slight play and I also have a lot of steering wheel wobble at speeds over 40mph. I'm putting 2 and 2 together and assuming that the wobble is caused by the top attachment.
Would I need a new strut or is the top attachment a seperate piece? Either way, where is the best place to get a replacement?
The strut top mount is a separate item to the strut. You will also need spring compressors to compress the coil spring before removing the large nut in the centre of the strut top - on no account whatsoever remove this nut without the sping completely compressed. Before condemning the strut top it may pay to just make sure that this centre nut is fully tightened.
I don't think new strut tops are available at the minute but Capri Gear, Tickover, Nial Diamond or CCi would probably have them in good condition for sale.
The steering wobble could be caused by the top mount but it could also be worn TCA bushes, steering rack or tyres as well as loose front wheel bearings.