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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Question: Broken Sway Bar Link?

 

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Laura_2, Thief River Falls, MN, December 02, 2009, 15:06
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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.

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    December 02, 2009, 19:04
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    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.

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