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Old 01-31-2019, 03:19 AM   #1
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A question about the front stabilizer links

My Focus is at 125k and I'm waiting on my taxes to purchase new struts. Well after some shopping around I've decided to purchase these ready mounts from my local O'Reilly auto parts. https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...39=Front&pos=1 and https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...39=Front&pos=0. My main question is the front stabilizer links are still in good shape and I'm wanting to re-use them. So can I re-use them or not. Thanks


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I just did my front dampers (struts). I went with Ford parts, but I condone your decision. My top bearing came apart and it was a pain putting it back together and regressing it.

I left my stabilizer links original, but I regret my decision. The drivers side is now starting to clunk. With the number of reports of these things failing (which is really common to any car), I would replace them both if I were you.
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You can get some grease-able Moogs that are beefier than the OEM links at Rock Auto for around $16. It is a quick swap so even if you don't do it as part of the strut replacement, you are not wasting much time by going back and doing it at a later date.

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Your there, replace them.....btw, I'd have a look at http://rockauto.com for struts.
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I thought about just replacing the front struts but awhile back I had a spring compressor fail on me and it damn near took my arm off. So I now buy ready mounts or pay people to install the struts. I'll look into replacing the stabilizer bar links in the front.
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I just did my front dampers (struts). I went with Ford parts, but I condone your decision. My top bearing came apart and it was a pain putting it back together and regressing it.

I left my stabilizer links original, but I regret my decision. The drivers side is now starting to clunk. With the number of reports of these things failing (which is really common to any car), I would replace them both if I were you.
The clunk is maybe the bearing not installed properly. It's very very important that is sit straight and straight.

I would replace the links. They are 15-20$ each OEM and are very cheap (they don't last). If you do not, I would had least replace the nut.
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I have no problem w/ the oem end-links......no maintenance needed.
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