I've ordered (and received) the strut mounts for this wagon (upper), but was
told by a good friend to replace "everything" if I replaced the upper strut
mounts. Any tips as to exactly "everything" is? Shocks is a given, but is
there anything else I should replace while it's being done?
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You should check the condition of the spring seats (if you don't clean
the drains they tend to rust out). If they are in bad shape there are
replacement seats that aren't too difficult to install if you'll have
the strut assembly apart.
Other than that there's nothing that's going to be easier in the "while
you're at it" category and there's no good reason to do the ball joints
or tie rod ends unless there's any play in them (on the older models,
'75-78 IIRC, you needed to take the strut apart to do the ball joints,
but not on an '87).
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