SEPHIA 98-02;98-00; SPECTRA 00-02;01-02;MAGENTIS 01-05;OPTIMA 01-05;SPORTAGE 05-10
With most strut suspensions, the upper Strut Mount replaces the upper control arm, upper ball joint, control arm pivot shaft, and control arm bushing.
The typical strut mount serves several purposes, including the following:
- The flexibility of the mount allows the strut angle to change to follow the travel of the lower ball joint.
- The rubber portion of the mount is designed to reduce vibration and transmitted road noise.
- A bearing built into some mounts serves as the upper pivot point and forms the steering axis. When the front wheels are turned, the entire strut will pivot from the lower ball joint to the upper strut mount.
- The upper strut mount carries the load and transfers that load to the spring and strut housing.