My RF strut is leaking and my LR shock is too. My shop, run by Mopar trained techs, is trying to sell me on some EZ Struts and NAPA shocks. Quote was about $1000 for the job. They said the car will not pass the state safety inspection the way it is and I have until 6/30/13 to do something.
Obviously, it is a bad idea to put $1000 into a $2000 car (1994 Acclaim w/185k). I checked with a dealer and OEM shocks and struts-only are about $300 in parts.
Question: Would you guys try to find salvage yard parts (the way I am leaning) or take a chance by buying the OEM parts and pay them more labor for disassembly of the strut assemblies?
I have been told by a dealer parts rep that some of the rubber might disintegrate when they are disassembling the struts and I'll end up buying more parts anyway, providing they are available from Chrysler. Further, he said the price I was quoted is "reasonable".
Thanks in advance,