I've done both of the rear shock mounts, not really a bad job, but the lower shock bolt might be really tight. Got replacement mounts from Rockauto.Hi There,
I have noticed a small knocking noise in the right rear passenger side of my 2004 sebring when I go over bumps. more noticeable when someone sitting in back seat.
not sure if it is the shock or strut but if it is, are they difficult to replace?
I had access to AllData at the time and used that. Monroe also makes a Quick Strut for the Stratus 01-06 (non-RT sedan only) if your strut is bad also, that would take some of the work out of the job. But the last Stratus (2005) that we did 3 weeks ago, the strut was still good and we just replaced the upper mount.thanks black stratus..will check the mounting ears..did you use a service manual on some of the first ones you replaced?
Yes you do have to compress the spring because the metal thing that is cracked is actually the mount and is bolted (held on) by the top bolt in the strut. It then goes in as a unit. You can rent the spring compressor at any local auto parts store.Thanks again BlackStratus..I guess if you just replace the upper mount you do not have to compress any springs or anything so more straightforward.