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Old 04-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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Ford F53 2007 sway bar bushings "JUNK"

OK, how does a chassis with 12,000 mile have no sway bar bushing left on the rear axle?? Anyone else have this problem.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Are you sure they were there to begin with?
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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There is pieces of them there. Looks like someone chewed them up. Ordered new ones, installing this weekend. Bought the poly ones on Ebay
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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OK I am attaching pics of them. AWFUL
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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The polyurethane bushings are better, anyway, so feel fortunate that you have had the reason and opportunity to change them.

The link ends have a way of going away, too, and are also poly-replaceable.

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Old 05-15-2012, 02:37 AM   #6
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we'll keep an eye on them
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You'll know when that happens when the distinctive rattle is heard every time you hit a bump.

They're more difficult to replace, as you may need to take out the old ones with a hydraulic press, but well worth the effort to do.

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:45 PM   #8
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Well look at what those bushings are trying to control!!! lots of force being exerted on those rubber bushings. I agree though, they should last longer than 12k miles, but they are 5 years old and are probably dry from sitting.
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