[s-cars] Strut bearing failure? - Type 44

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 08:54:24 EST 2006

Yes, what you describe does sound like a bad strut bearing.

I recently experienced this on our '01 Beetle- groaning and binding noise at
lock in one direction. Required dropping the strut in order to replace the

The bad thing is, the part is really cheap, but the labor will kill you.


On 12/25/06, Dave C <dconner at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are the symptoms of a bad strut bearing?
> The symptom I'm experiencing is a grinding feel and sound.  It only occurs
> during very low speed turning, as in parking the car, with the steering
> cocked fully to the left.  Does not occure when turning right.  No other
> wierdness is evident yet.  The car in question is an 87 5ktq with about
> 180k
> miles, and the original strut bearings.

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