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Wagon suspension issue

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My Focus is a 2001 Wagon with 224k miles. Had the whole front suspension replaced in June. Also replaced the rear shocks. There is still something out of whack with the rear suspension. On the rural highway I take to work there is play or wobble from the rear end when going through curves in the road. Could this be from the springs needing replaced? The whole reason that set me off on fixing the suspension was one of the front springs failing by loosing its integrity.



Here are some choices for rear wagon springs:
MOOG CC881
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1003691&cc=1385524

ACDELCO 45H3129
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=925541&cc=1385524
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More likely a bushing problem.

Feeling funky when turning (or even straight when it gets bad) is usually a sacked bushing in front or rear lower arms.

They're locked in as part of the arm, best to replace the entire arm for normal driver duty (only repl. bushings are Poly for performance, not good for average DD)
 

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Can't confirm anything on the Moog part numbers, I'd prev. see where they sometimes have a "problem saver" version that's supposed to be an improved item.

front lower arms can cause the issue as well, both front & rear control toe, and any wiggle can make the rear end squirrelly.

Adjustable uppers would be good for a Wagon, as the Wagon tends to have too much rear camber. (replacement arms from Ford or adjustable bolts have been used)
 
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