My hatch struts have suddenly died on my 2000 insight, and now my hatch has taken to hitting me on the head. I have search sites rec. in other posts, but they don't carry the struts - my dealer has them at $250 for the pair... any suggestions?
Hoooo, boy. You might be interested to know Honda, like all manufacturers, buy their struts from suppliers. And there isn't enough difference to notice. As for temperature compensation just how is that done other than using a hydraulic fuid that has liuttle change in viscisity over a wide temperature range, as all oem suppliers.I have purchased both struts from my local Honda dealer. At $76 each, they were the same price or cheaper then most online and aftermarket replacements. Quality struts like Honda sells are temperature compensated. Many cheaper aftermarket replacements are not and it does make a big difference.
The struts have to be left-hand and right hand, lot like calipers..There are NO aftermarket struts made for the Insight 1.
I recently priced the cost of 1 strut from the local Honda dealer and it was $95.00. (Calif.)
Does anyone know why there are two different struts involved , one marked Left and one Right. (Haven't seen this on any other vehicle)
Any Insighter close to Marion, SC ? They might be able to solve our problem with struts.
My aftermarkets cost less than $10 for the two, never fail and last virtually forever.Honda list price is $73.87 for each one....Majestic Honda sells them for $52.45 (plus shipping) but there was a time when Majestic decided not to ship these items due to the contents inside them. I got mine awhile back before they had this policy. Not sure if the policy still stands but if you know of anyone in Rhode Island (or nearby), they could probably pick them up for you. Rhode Island is not that big of a state so it would be a short trip .
Here is the link:
Honda Automotive Parts
There may be other online places that would sell them this cheap too (compared to Honda list price).
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