I hope somebody can help me. I am trying to replace the strut cartridges on my 87 Jetta GL. I replaced the carts, reassembled everything in exact reverse order, installed the assembly and then when I lowered the car back down, the "plate" on the top that you can see from under the hood is sticking up 1/2 to 3/4 inch. I have studied the drawings in Haynes and Chiltons and assembled everything according to them. I have checked the new carts against the old ones and all of the dimensions are the same. No matter what I do, I can't get the top to sit flush so the dust cover will fit on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!