Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Do strut bearings wear out? If they are worn out or bad, will it cause further damage if I continue to use the car?

asked by on

Do strut bearings wear out? If they are worn out or bad, will it cause further damage if I continue to use the car?

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Yes strut bearings will wear out. The first signs of worn strut bearings is the steering may jerk when turning at low speeds or parking maneuvers. As the bearing gets worse you will start to notice the steering becoming noisy when turning and being to jerk. Around this time the struts will start to make noise going over bumps and steering may start to wander on the highway, pulling to one side or the other. This is where it becomes dangerous to drive and should be replaced now.

If you need assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to diagnose your cars steering and suspension systems for an accurate repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Do strut bearings wear out? If they are worn out or bad, will it cause further damage if I continue to use the car?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What are the symptoms of a bad coolant temperature sensor

The coolant temperature sensor on this engine sends a feed back voltage data to the computer. The computer uses this data to monitor the engine temperature from about minus 40 degrees F to over 300 degrees F. The coolant sensor...

Q: How is it possible to replace struts at my house outside on the snow

Anytime struts are removed the body and suspension will need to be supported separately at the same time. The strut can then be removed without a problem. In order to separate the spring from the strut a special strut compressor...

Q: Stiff power steering after being hit in the front tire.

Hello there, many faults will cause the power steering on your 1999 BMW 323i to become stiff after getting hit on the front tire. The most likely would be damage to the power steering rack from the impact to the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.