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Recently replaced my stock forester struts with 02 wrx struts with about 80k on them. Had hopes of using them before having to rebuild them. Car rides and handles 10 times better but my rear driver side now has a weird sound. Struts do not leak or have excessive bounce but it sounds and feels like a catch or a pop. Almost like it’s being hit with a rubber mallet. Any ideas? Can replicate it just by bouncing on rear bumper
 

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I recalled a topic from a similar issue and it was a top hat that was not tightened properly. No bearings in rear struts so no top hat could fail. Strut is stiff just is like a creak/ rubbing sound. Only started after I installed WRX struts
 
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