I'm told that my 2002 Taurus is in need of stabilizer arms, around
50,000 miles on it now. I looked and found them to be, looks like,
glass filled nylon, or, some sort of space age plastic or polymer. My
question is this, they do seem to move freely by hand from side to
side. Is this enough to make them worn enough to need replacement. I
checked the parts house, they want around 30 bucks each for the
replacements. Should I get these from the dealer? I remember when a
set of stabilizers would set me back less than 15 bucks, course, that
was when gas was 37 cents a gallon... Guess that I'm showing my age
If you think that's bad... check out the prices of the old style, bush and
rod, links. ex rear for a 95 Taurus. Think how much they cost to make..
the markup "back then" was even horrific.
That really pi$$es me off, as the markup on those has to be AT LEAST twice
that of the composites.
It really doesn't look too bad, take off the tire and remove a couple
of bolts, looks like 11/16 or 3/4 of course they probably are 19mm
nuts, just took a quick look the other day. I haven't taken it apart
yet, with any front end work, be careful. I think it would be easier
to access with the tire off, I'd get out the jacks and blocks for
support. Looks like a 1 beer project LOL.
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