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Old 07-07-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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I have determined that I have destroyed my bushing. I am going to replace it, but I need to know if I have the 28, 30, or 32 mm size. I just dont want to be off as it is a small difference. Can we know the size by knowing it is a 1997 SE?

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Also, I found it to be $6.54 at www.trademotion.com, are they decent?
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you have a SE... most likely FE1, witch the Front Sway bar is 30mm

but for some strange reason, just check your RPOs to make sure you see a FE1 not a FE2

i got mine at Advance auto for around $6 each
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WHICH bushing? There isn't just one. There are two sets of endlinks to the control arms, and a PAIR of centerlinks to the subframe. I was also under the impression that the FE1 swaybar was 28mm, not 30.
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I am just going to measure it.

Here is an image of what is needed. I am looking on websites such as advance and autozone and they do not have the entire set of pieces.



I am just confused on what I am exactly getting if I order this from a website? (number 11 in picture) (Number 11 set is what separates when I bounce the car)
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That bushing shouldn't seperate under a bounce. It loads and unloads in turns. That'* it'* sole purpose. Are the bolts both installed? How do you know it'* moving when you're driving?
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If you need the end links? Then Yes, Walk into Advance autoparts and Ask for the Heavy Duty Sway bar end links. They do Have it, trust me, i got them there for mine it will be like 6-$10
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My friend is a mechanic for ford and diagnosed it for me. Pretty much you bounce the car up and down and it separates. It makes a bad thud noise while going over bumps and while driving with slight turns. Maybe the connecting rod within the stabilizer bushing broke?

theoretically, it could have have happened at a high rate of speed and the front right tire being completely decompressed shock wise very quickly, theoretically.
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check your PM

sense you live right near me i can help out
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Anyone notice in that diagram that both the endlink and the sway bushing are separately labelled "11"?

Gotta assume from the OP'* description it'* the endlink...but I think further clarification/confirmation is needed.
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also if ur going through the trouble better to change all the bushings on the sway bar (end links too)
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