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Old 09-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #13
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Look fine to me, I would just check the torque on them real quick

There are a few threads on this being a common problem on several years of Foci, with the Sway Bar End Links being the solution. IIRC the stock design wears out quickly, and switching to a nicer aftermarket one like Moog's (with a grease fitting) usually fixes it. I've got my Moog's from Rock Auto, just waiting to install in the next week or two. I think it is was under $50 for both

edit: Just re-read your reply, you have already replace your end links! I also saw the thread where you said you used the replacement Ford ones, I don't know if these are better or worse than the Moog's. The main noise I'm experiencing with my FRPP is almost like a squeaking/ somewhat metallic sound, and I think from the rear. Happens at low speeds and on relatively flat roads. I'm probably going to take off the wheels and re-torque everything.

My endlink problem is a distinctive pop/clunk sound, usually happens when I'm pulling into an inclined house driveway, and reversing out to park my car.
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