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1998 Toyota Corolla Question: Sway bar link replacement

 

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julie.w9, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Columbus, OH, March 11, 2010, 09:46
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How often does the sway bar link need replaced? I just had it replaced 9 months ago, 9,000 miles ago and it already needs replaced. Is that normal?

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    March 11, 2010, 10:39
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    9,000 miles is way to soon to have the sway bar link replaced for a second time. If indeed it has failed again on your 1998 Toyota Corolla I would look very closely for something else causing it to fail.

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    Visitor, February 19, 2011, 06:22

    When was the last time you replaced your shocks? Bad shocks can cause premature failure if the correct parts were originally installed

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    Visitor, May 20, 2010, 12:56

    Wow, I'm not a mechanic but now way should it fail that quick. It should last at least 60k miles. the may have installed the link incorrectly.

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    Visitor, July 07, 2010, 12:36

    Do you remember where you purchased the parts that failed? What color were the bushings? I am interested as the same thing happened to my friend and he purchased a HD set of links.

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