What does one front driver side strut replacement cost for 2001 impala 3.8 v6?

My front driver side strut is coming apart where it mounts up-top in my 2001 impala 3.8 v6. What would be the average cost to repair it?

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Signs Of Faulty Struts And Replacement Costs

Struts come in pairs; thus, you`ll need to replace both. This will usually cost you anywhere from $300 to $900.

The average cost for a Chevrolet Impala Suspension Shock or Strut Replacement is between $641 and $690. Labor costs are estimated between $180 and $227 while parts are priced between $461 and $463.
Do you have to replace both shock absorbers or struts if only one is bad? It`s not necessary, but it`s usually recommended to replace them in pairs, for example, both front struts or both rear shocks.
Ensure your ride is as smooth as your exterior display by upgrading your factory shocks for new Chevrolet Impala shocks today. AutoZone has a wide variety of Impala struts available for easy purchase that are sure to meet your needs for your Chevy.
Can I drive with a damaged strut? No. It needs to be repaired as soon as possible. A strut works by absorbing the bounce of your car driving over bumps in the road.
Yes, it is also a good idea to replace both the strut mount and the strut boot when replacing struts. The strut mount optimizes suspension performance by providing a smooth steering response and reducing vibration.
On average, you`ll have to spend around $600 for strut replacement, including wheel alignment, which is usually necessary. Depending on your car`s make and model, the overall cost will range from $400 – $1000, including labor.
Usually, an intermediate to an expert mechanic can complete the installation process in around 2 hours. If you think you also fall in this category with enough suspension knowledge, it might take you a bit more than about 3 hours, given that you have the essential parts and tools to go through the process.
Generally, shocks and struts wear out every 50,000-100,000 miles. If you`re a more aggressive driver and/or frequently drive on rough roads, they will wear out faster.
Struts are more costly as parts, and they are part of the structure of the vehicle and steering if they are front struts. Since they do more than one job and are more elaborate in their construction, expect to pay more.
Loss of handling and control – Driving with failing shocks or struts has a direct impact on your ability to control your vehicle. You may notice that your vehicle bounces excessively, rolls or sways abruptly when making a turn, or that you feel out of control when hit by a cross wind.

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What does one front driver side strut replacement cost for 2001 impala 3.8 v6?
ANSWER : Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing a strut on the front driver side on a 2001 Chevrolet Impala with a V6-3.8L engine.

What is driver side front versus passenger side front? Isn’t an axle replacement the whole axle connecting the two front wheels?
ANSWER : Hi there. Wheel location is determined by imagining you are sitting in the driver seat. Your, and most vehicles today, have 2 axles in the front; certain vehicle still have a solid rear axle housing, but retain 2 individual axles as well. It sounds like you may have bent the strut, lower control arm, ball joint, and/or hub when you hit the curb. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a suspension inspection.

Have 2005 Cadillac Deville and had front and back struts replaced 1 1/2 years ago. Having how long do struts last when replaced?
ANSWER : Hi there:

Though there is not a specific maintenance period for struts, they do need to be changed as they fail and cause problems. Putting off changing your struts for too long can make your vehicle unstable to drive and it can even make it unsafe. However, there are other front end suspension components including tie rod ends that could cause the same type of symptoms as the worn out struts. To be on the safe side, you might want to have one of our mobile mechanics complete a car is making a noise inspection; so they can pinpoint the source of the noise and determine what parts might be worn out and need to be replaced.

Strong knocking from front driver’s side and passenger side when making turns left OR right.
ANSWER : The steering rack and pinion assembly is mounted in rubber bushings; they may be deteriorated and allowing the rack and pinion to contact the sub frame making the knocking noise.

The other component to look at is the struts upper bearing and rubber bushing. These get dry of lubricant and should be lubed with a teflon grease when installed so the rubber will not get damaged.

Have someone feel the top of the strut mount under the hood while the steering is turned back and forth to see if the knocking or popping is in the strut. The rack and pinion bushings should be inspected from under the vehicle.

If either or both are bad then they will need to be replaced.

A mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your home or business to inspect the knocking noise at your home or business.

Driver Side Inner & Outer Tie Rods and driver side strut being bent.
ANSWER : From what you’ve described, the damage was most likely caused from hitting a pot hole. If the damage was from a pot hole on the right side, in some cases it’s possible for the force to transfer over and damage the left side as well. If you’d like a second opinion on this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home to diagnose your car’s suspension system and confirm these suspicions.

Driver side door lock button not working, and passenger side sliding door makes a buzzing noise
ANSWER : Hi there. These door issues are common on this vehicle. Most of the time the main issue is the master door lock switch on the driver door. It sounds like you already replaced that. As for the sliding door problem, most of the time, this is a failure within the door module or it can be a connection issue.

I typically take the door apart and check the connections on the module and inside of the door just to make sure that there is nothing apparent in there. If the connections and the wiring are fine, then I use a scan tool to check the module to see what the inputs and outputs are doing. If you need to have this looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your door problem and recommend a repair.

Front right passenger side Shaking
ANSWER : If you have frame damage on the right side that did not get fixed or was hidden from you when you bought it, then your vehicle may not be repairable. I suggest having a body shop check the frame damage to see if there is damage that is unsafe. If you find that the frame has been straightened and is okay, get the work done and parts that are bad replaced.

Is there grease in the left side front driver side wheel bearing
ANSWER : The wheel bearings on the front of your car are within unitized hub assemblies and thus the grease that is placed within when the hub is manufactured is permanently sealed inside. It will not leak out. If the bearing has failed that is typically due to overtightening of the axle nut when the vehicle is re-assembled during the repair. The nut that holds the CV axle to the hub can ONLY be tightened with a calibrated torque wrench and the nut has to be tightened only to exact value published in the Factory Service Manual. Shops and amateurs will sometimes use an air tool or an ordinary wrench, contrary to the explicit instructions, and the consequence is the axle nut is overtightened and the bearing is guaranteed to fail prematurely. The other common cause of premature bearing failure is the use of cheap aftermarket bearings (or hub assemblies). If you use the OEM (dealer supplied) bearing or a recognizable, reputable vendor such as SKF you will be better off. The grease you are seeing is from another source and that is likely to be the CV outer joint. You can check to see if the outer CV boot is torn or damaged. If so, the grease has come out and CV joint failure is not far off. To get the bearing inspected, and replaced if failed, please request hub assembly inspection/replacement. To obtain service on the CV joint, please request CV joint inspection/axle replacement. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.