are there any indications that there is a broken sway bar link on my mountaineer? In describing the problem, people have suggested ball-joint replacement or rebuilding the transfer case- example: when pulling out of the driveway and turning onto the street, when I go from reverse to drive, if i turn the wheels BEFORE moving forward, there is a loud thumping noise. The does not happen if I go from R to D without turning the wheels, but I do have to roll forward while turning the wheels in order to avoid the clunking noise.
Broken Sway Bar Link? on 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
You could have bad radius arm bushings. Not a costly repair, but a necessary one. Just guessing. trust me to break the sway bar you would have had to hit something REAL HARD.