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Blue Strut Bearings - Failure?
I replaced the strut bearings on my UrQ last year with the official blue
ones at $80 a piece. When I pulled the strut housings to do the wheel
bearings the 1st time, two weekends ago, I noticed that the bearings
separate from the rubber and steel bonded parts. This has happened to me
in the past as well. A careful examination shows they are just pushed
into the steel part of the assembly with just 4 little raised bumps to
hold it in via friction. The bearing itself is fine and has little / no
play. It slips right back into the housing. I believe this is normal
right? I refuse to believe that that little friction fit is designed to
hold the whole assembly in the car. That's what the upper dished cap is
for right? Any thoughts?