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Liked the product at one time. Not now. Ride and handling are great.
But these are so squeaky it is like trying to hide the fact when you were a teenager having relations with your girlfriend and did not want your parents to hear the bed squeaking.
I do not recommend KYB strut assemblies.
 

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What do you think is squeaking? There’s the coil spring in the strut then the strut itself then the bearing plate and then the mounting bolts. Do you think the large nut in the strut bearing plate is not tightened / torqued enough?
 

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Since it is shipped as a one piece unit I never checked the torque of the large nut.
 

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I just did mine and had the squeak too but I took it on the beach and once I got home and sprayed with hose it went away. Maybe you have some sand/dirt up there. I'm not fond of how the boot is a stiff plastic. I wonder how much a shop would charge to swap in soft rubber boots?
 

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I just did mine and had the squeak too but I took it on the beach and once I got home and sprayed with hose it went away. Maybe you have some sand/dirt up there. I'm not fond of how the boot is a stiff plastic. I wonder how much a shop would charge to swap in soft rubber boots?
I will try a couple things before I throw in the towel. Our yard is an aggregate area, lots of salt and coke dust, so I will pressure wash it and go from there.
We just had a ship come in, and off loaded salt, so maybe that may have something to do with it.
 

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I'd bet that's it. Let us know if a quick wash fixes it..... One of mine came with the boot on upside down. I'm just waiting for issues on that one.
 

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Love working with spring clamps!

Definitely let us know because I was going to go the lazy route and get preloaded struts when the time came for the Pilot.
 

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Let's see if it squeaks again when it's dirty. Just got back from a beach run and the squeak is back. I'm sure with a rinse it will go away again. Stupid plastic boots!
 

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Did you purchase from RockAuto?... I'm about to contact them regarding the upside down boot on mine and curious the right way to go through prompts.
 
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