12-17-2010, 03:29 PM
I need new rear trailing arms, for my wagon, any place i try they want $75 each, found them at Rock Auto, for $27 each, so when i called to order they said, the only ones they have are for the European models,, can anyone tell me where i can get these for a good price, thanks
12-17-2010, 04:40 PM
Are the arms bent or are you needing to replace the bushings? I think $75 per arm sounds right, but I'm not sure about the wagon and if there's any differences in them.
12-17-2010, 04:53 PM
i don't think there is any dif, the arms aren't bent, i was not sure about putting in new bushings, , i don't have a press,,,,,,,, also was wondering, do bottom arms go bad as a rule first, or after putting in the new bottoms will i be looking at tops also? i can see the bottoms are bad;;;;;;;; but tops look ok
12-17-2010, 04:56 PM
try Hillbish and/or tousley ford...tell them you are a member of Focus fanatics.
12-17-2010, 06:10 PM
You can rent bushing presses from parts stores. It's just a special C clamp and cups to fit the bushing. If you don't know how to use it, don't bother though, you can bend stuff up with it if you're not careful. Machine shops don't charge much for hydraulic pressing of parts.
On that note, I looked at them as well. I know how to use a manual press and hydraulic, and I'd still likely replace at least the front control arm before I'd press in new bushings because you also get a ball joint out of the deal. The price is just too low not to consider all that you get.
12-17-2010, 09:17 PM
thanks all' i did buy the arm with bushings already in, 75 each, Moog brand, the bushings would of been 75 total, this way i know they are in right,,,,,