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Old 11-16-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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MOOG Sway bar end links: fix

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Shortly after installing my new end links I noticed the same thunk that had disappeared for a few weeks after the install. I ignored it thinking it might be something else until one day I was sure I could hear the shaft scraping through the mount.

I found my crushed locknut supplied by MOOG to be nearly falling off the top of the end link on one side- loose on the other.

Apparently the crushed/pinched locknut idea wasn't working, something that has always scared me about Ford's axle nuts.

I was unable to find 8mm coarse pitch nylon locknuts, but that's what I'd recommend to anyone else to fix this problem. It should be easy to locate these online.

I'm using the jam nut trick- one nut tightened against another. So far it's been a month, and no loosening yet.


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Old 11-16-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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thanks for the headsup. i just replace them bout a month ago. no noise yet though.
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I jam nutted mine too. So much easier than trying to hold the stud from turning while you thread a locknut on.
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hm mine came with a castle nut and cotter pin.... as always with cotter pins i have zero problemos.

then again i did know what i was doing and installed washers until the cotter pin hole lined up with the tightened nut.
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HUh^ Maybe I got some old ones or something, or maybe you have the old ones. Pinched nuts are cheaper than castle nuts and cotter pins.
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