The cost of replacing a part is a very general question that unless specified exactly is hard to answer. First, is who is replacing the part? Is the Dealer, an independent repair shop, a junkyard, the guy next door or you doing the replacement. These will all yield different prices. Not to mention that within all of these will be different labor rates and different part price mark ups. Second, what is the quality of the part? Is it a name brand, generic (white box, economy), OEM or used part? All of these will be different. Price will even differ between name brands, sometimes significantly. Thirdly, What is the warranty of the part and who is offering the warranty (the shop the parts house or the manufacturer). Limited Lifetime will have restrictions. Lifetime warranty isn�t always the best part either. Fourthly, Each vehicle can have different options that will affect how long it takes to change a part or make it call for a different part. Such as heavy duty cooling system, air conditioning, 4x4�s may have a steel plate that may need removal, Automatic or manual transmission, the list goes on. Fifthly, What additional parts will be required? Long life coolant or standard coolant, R12 or R134a air conditioning freon if it needs to be discharged or replaced? Additional adapters other fluids that may need to be added or changed? All of this will affect price. Sixthly, is the car a new car or an older car? Labor manuals or guides are set up based on a new car. Additional time may be required due to seized or rusted bolts, additional aftermarket accessories that were installed etc. So you can see where there is a great potential for variances. I offer this insight: If you take it to an independent garage like I always recommend, consider how long they have been in business. What is the quality of there work, are they honest? (see the FAQ how do you choose an auto repair shop for additional insights).
I have a 97 Cavalier which I hit a median and have to replace a strut and other parts. For one strut it approx costs 216.00 and for two depending on how many miles you have in your car it would be approx 420.00. (Can B Cheaper)It depends where you shop and get the repair work. Also the miles and condition of your car are big factors too.
It is important to know the cost of replacing parts on a car. For a 2002 Chevy Cavalier 2.2 it will cost between $200-$400 to replace the struts, is a person is doing it themselves.
Yes there is no difference in any suspension parts except the z24 will have a sway bar. so the struts and springs will fit.
Yes they will fit 1995 to 2005 or when they quit making the cavalier. I have 25 years experience in the junkyard busness.
Check for rusted brake parts, and also for partly seized bearing plates on the front struts, causing them to turn in a rough or jerky fashion. Sometimes the struts can be greased but often they need to be replaced.
Worn or loose strut bearing (holder)
If struts need to be replace on a car it's evident by how noisy and bumpy the ride is. The cost to replace struts on a Toyota RAV4 is approximately $600.
hydraulic fluid leaking from it, broken spring, broken/grinding bearing plate (some struts)
I would install studs, or struts, on each side of the pipe in question.
Check the shocks and the suspension components. You might have a bad bushing on the sway bar, shock or elsewhere. The 1997 Chevy Cavalier has struts instead of shocks in the rear-end, so you would need to replace those. Also while replacing the struts you might want to consider alingment for both the rear and front because if the car has been making this sound for a long period of time it will be out of aline. My cavalier had the same problem, but both struts were bad.
The amount of time car struts will last depends on the brand and the type of vehicle. The average life of car struts is 50,000 miles.
They should make no noise.
Begin by compressing the strut spring with a spring compressor. Be very careful as the strut spring will be under hundreds of pounds of pressure. Remove the strut retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new struts.
A bad wheel bearing
Struts are around $75-100 each, and labor should come in at around 3 hours. Hope this helps.
Springs, not struts set the height.
If they are leaking, damaged, the car sits unlevel, or if after pushing down on the car the car bounces, they probably need replacing. Labor costs should be around $125 and the struts are about $100 each. A wheel alignment is recommended when replacing struts and runs about $60.
Unless you are an experienced mechanic, you should have this repair done by a professional. There is inherit danger when working with struts and coil springs.
I paid $900 for shocks/struts and bushings. I was told that was the "brother in law" discount.
225.00 a corner.
It has shocks in the rear I believe. Not struts. Struts are in front.
About $450-600 only for struts maybe even more plus labor and tax.
They have struts!
Yes it has struts