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All Trac vs standard FWD struts

Old 12-22-2016, 03:58 AM
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Default All Trac vs standard FWD struts

I have a 1990 Camry All Trac winter car, which is handy because it's now winter.

What's not so handy is that my passenger side strut mount has split right half in two, leaving me without my winter car while my summer car is getting body surgery.

I'm a little confused, because I'm on Rock Auto tracking down parts and they list several for the FWD, no surprise there. However, all the ones they list for the AWD also list the FWD as well. They also show that they cross reference to the Lexus ES250, which to my googling skills was never offered as an AWD. It wouldn't surprise me either, because from what I can tell the front suspension is the same between the two, but that's just looking at pictures.

The reason I'm asking is because to get the parts listed as being for the AWD, it's going to cost about twice as much. I don't usually take shortcuts on parts, because I know you get what you pay for, but I'm frankly probably not going to get more than another 2 or 3 years out of this 300k+ mile car. The engine is getting tired and all the syncros are completely trashed. It's had a good run, but I've got no delusions.

Can anyone confirm or deny for me that the regular FWD share the same front struts as the All Trac AWD? Mine are the non-serviceable type.
Old 12-22-2016, 09:53 AM
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After a fruitless attempt to glean information from the dealership, I had a stroke of genius that I should have had last night 5 minutes after I started wondering if there was a difference.

I looked up both configurations on Autozone and BAM, they're the same part numbers for both...
Old 12-22-2016, 10:14 AM
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Same strut is used for both setups.
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