My girlfriend just bought a 2009 vw beetle. It seems to bottom out on hard bumps. After inspecting the front suspension I noticed a plastic spacer around the front strut shafts. Is this factory or add on?

Asked by Aug 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM about the 2009 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Plastic 1 3/4" slip on spacer around the strut shaft

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Sounds factory, how many miles on the car? Over 60,000 I would replace the front struts. The car could have hit several large porholes causing the struts to fail. Any oil on the body of the strut or leaking? If so its time to change them...

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