New Front Struts at 95K?
So while driving I thought I smelled transmission fluid, I looked around and found no leaks but what I did find was my entire right front strut covered in oil, i assume its been doing it for about a week as thats when the smell first started, so I'm going to assume when the strut is leaking, but just like the title states, is it normal for a strut on these GSs to go out at 95k miles? While the car is a 2002, and I realize it varies from person to person, this seems a bit early to me. On my es300, my struts were just starting to go at 140k miles. Only the right side is leaking, pretty badly but it doesn't seem to make any abnormal noises (yet), but I figured i should just change both at once before school starts. I got one for $54 shipped from Rock Auto, and $68 for another from Amazon. Both are KYB GR2 (PN 3412660) and from what i've been reading on here this is the one to get and the price i paid wasn't bad either. I'll also just replace both caster arms and tie rods while I'm at it which have been sitting in the garage along with the front tie rods for a while (i keep telling myself I'll get it done but now i really will). Besides the question if these wore prematurely, is there anything else i should order along with the struts? The boots are still in good shape, the UCAs, endlinks, sway bar bushings, and ball joints have already been changed. I really can't think of there being anything left to change in the front. Any input would be great, thanks.