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Alex Walker

Upper strut bushing

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I've got a strange creaking sound coming from the passenger side front wheel. I've been told it's the upper strut bushing, but I don't see that on the parts lists. Any help? Thanks

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No help? The creaking is driving me nuts.

not sure what that is either, but maybe it is one of these?

Some people call the bump stop a strut bushing - 996-343-301-02-M58

The upper strut mount has a bushing fused in it - I don't think the bushing is replaceable, rather you would replace the whole upper strut mount - 997-343-018-01-M100

and then while I call it a bearing, I have seen people call it a bushing - the steering bearing that sits at the top of the strut against the strut mount allowing the strut to rotate - 996-343-515-05-M100

not sure it does, but I hope that helps

my money is on the strut mount, BTW; and I would replace on both sides at same time if the car has a lot of miles - you need an alignment after replacing that part anyway

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