Re: BAD strut (honda_ek9)
If you do the labor yourself than you could by struts anywhere from $100(stock) to $400(aftermarket). Indicators that struts are in need of replacement include a marked decrease in ride quality, changes in handling, play in the steering or uneven tire-wear. If any of these symptoms occur on your vehicle, it's a good idea to do a visual inspection of your struts to see if it may be time to replace them. Most struts are hydraulic, so check for signs of fluid leakage. Also check for visible damage to the outside of the strut's casing.