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So about a month ago I heard this clunking noise in the front passenger side. I kinda knew what the reason was. So I ran out to Northside Ford for some discounted parts. ($16.25 each+tax with employee discount)

Wonder what this is....(possible JDM? lol)

Oh no just a OEM Ford endlink



Weapons of choice 15mm and #5 L wrench.


Jack up the car and remove the wheel make sure you use jackstands.
Your going to need your jack to put the suspension under some load.


Gotta disconnect this line and remove the bolt



Remove the rear bolt as well


Remove old hardware.

Drivers side

Passenger side


This shows the difference in the new style versus the old style


New part in place


Don't forget the bracket or else your gonna have to remove the bolt again.


All buttoned up


Cleaned up


Old and busted


And my custom made socket wrench(3/4) for the top nut on the strut.

Works wonders as the bolt was very slightly loose
 

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Not a problem I figured since i've seen a lot of these questions come up I would do a write up with pics. Since I replaced them there is no more clunking/popping noise.
 

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Is this a part that is a "for sure" source of noise from the front end? I get big noise when I hit some bumps with the SVT. I just figured it is hitting the bump stops. Is there a way to test the end links? For 20 bucks it might be worth replacing them.
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Well if it's like a clunking/popping noise then that may be the culprit. When I replaced mine the sound went away. From the pix you can see why it was doing that.
 

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Grab the link and try to move it laterally and vertically. If there's excessive movement or looseness, it's done. It should be snug, and the sway bar should move with the link.
 

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That looked like it was a really quick fix....I could be wrong. Any chance you scoring me those parts for that cheap? ;)

Great Write Up!
 
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