Below is a quick reference of some of the common parts on a Strut/Unit front or
rear suspension. Please note that every vehicle is different,
some may have another part not shown, or some of the parts shown
below are not part of your vehicle's suspension. But this illustration
is a good basic guide of the parts, where they are located, and
and what they are called.
Bumpstop / Jounce Bumper / Boot (can be reused)
Upper Mount / Strut Bearing (can be reused)
Coil Spring (can be reused)
Lower Spring Seat (can be reused)
When replacing a shock or strut (unit), many
parts are reused. But most of these parts must be removed when replacing the unit
during the installation, so it is more cost effective to change
them at the same time if yours are bad, worn, or broken.