I have a 99 Toyota Corolla.I replaced my passenger side strut mount. It was worn and cracked and would have broken at any time, so I went ahead and did it at 120,000 miles. My car is now at 147,987 and the same strut mount is broken. This time, it is wobbling in its spot. I have to wait for my next pay to buy the mount and install it. How dangerous is it to drive with the front passenger strut mount broken? And do they normally go out again so quickly or could it be because my rear struts need replaced?
I do not recommend driving with a broken strut mount, for (1) your alignment will not hold true and you can potentioally eat tires due to that fact. Something must be causing that strut mount to become faulty, maybe you should have your shocks checked.
I wouldn't relate a broken strut mount in front to the rear struts. However, the strut mount that you replaced should have lasted longer. You may want to have your front steering and suspension components checked out. It sounds like there may be some excessive play that is causing the problem. I recommend having it checked out as soon as possible.
〉 Answered on Jan 28th, 2008 by Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management