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Old 04-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #11
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alright! I've obtained a dvd copy of ford's workshop manual for my car, this software is awesome!

On the rear suspension, i see that we have:



2. Upper arm
3. Front lower arm
9. Rear lower arm

geezer, you are referring to item #9 right?
yep!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #13
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Well, on mine the warning light came on intermittently with NO cause - Fluid fine, checked fluid level switch, brake lever switch YaDa, YaDa.... New Cluster & no foolish lights that didn't make sense....

On Yours, remember that the clutch is from the same reservoir when you're checking for leaks.....

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#9 is the one that's nice to be able to drop to put in the new springs.

My bolts were frozen, so I did without removing it....

NOT fun, but possible....
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Well, on mine the warning light came on intermittently with NO cause - Fluid fine, checked fluid level switch, brake lever switch YaDa, YaDa.... New Cluster & no foolish lights that didn't make sense....

On Yours, remember that the clutch is from the same reservoir when you're checking for leaks.....

(FWIW)
My ZTS has an automatic transmission.

My kit arrived today! I'm excited. My preferred local auto parts store has everything else I'll need - if not in-store then just 1 day away.

I must get some PB Blaster too for those rear bolts! At one time I tried to get the rear shock absorber bottom bolt loose - holy crap there was not way in hell. Maybe PB Blaster will help...
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For even better rust busting try to find some Kano Kroil as its the best penetrating oil commercially available. Liquid Wrench has been rated to be better than PB Blaster as well.
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Roger that, thanks Geezer!
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Well I measured the rear sway bar in this kit - it is 21mm in diameter.

I'm having a helluva time finding 21mm replacement bushings though, any suggestions?
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Well I measured the rear sway bar in this kit - it is 21mm in diameter.

I'm having a helluva time finding 21mm replacement bushings though, any suggestions?
CFM has a Prothane bushing/endlink kit:
http://focus.c-f-m.com/prothane21mmr...0-06focus.aspx
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Excellent, thank you!

Ordered it - now I can return the Autozone rear bar links. :)
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