The shock absorber is contained inside the strut, and is a direct acting telescopic type shock absorber. The coil spring is mounted over the strut, inside the suspension tower.
The strut has an upper mounting point in the suspension tower.
For the front steerable suspension, the strut’s upper mounting is bushed, or bearing-mounted, to allow for the steering movement.
The control arm mount is fixed (or ‘held in place’) in the vehicle configuration, by bushes.
The lower control arm is attached to the vehicle body and holds in place the strut, brake assembly, and drive shafts.