I am sure your struts are worn out by now.. The last time I did this
job, a couple of years ago, I ended up paying about $80 for the
strut cartridges, and did the job myself. It cost me about $50 to have
the front end aligned after the replacement of the strut cartridges.
If you take it to a dealership, I would estimate you would pay about
$230 total for the cartridges, another couple of hundred for the labor and
alignment. (Those are the prices the dealership quoted on the cartridges
when I did mine) So guess on about $450-500.
An independent might be intermediate between those very rough
The dealership struts on the models I have done are essentially the
same as you can get at the FLAPS.. When I complained about the
high price, the service manager told me, in fact, that I could buy the
same units at the NAPA store for a fraction of the price. And I did.
I did not go the effort to see if Bilsteins were available for these
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