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Can anyone help me identify this part? by fiero_sc
Started on: 04-13-2014 07:47 PM
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Report this Post04-13-2014 07:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero_scSend a Private Message to fiero_scEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi all, I jacked up my car today (has been sitting a while) and then noticed that this bushing? (the white piece at both ends of this rod) had started to crumble. Also, the fluid started leaking from the bottom of the shock, so I am assuming the shock is gone as well?

But I need to know what that part is, as I cannot seem to find a clear diagram on any website. The closest I have seen is on the Fiero Store site and it was call a "sway bar end link."

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Report this Post04-13-2014 07:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You have it right. Those are sway bar link bushings.
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Report this Post04-13-2014 08:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for gtoformulaClick Here to Email gtoformulaSend a Private Message to gtoformulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That is one seriously detiorated front anti sway bar link bushing. Easy to replace. Comes as a kit that includes the long bolt, bushings, sleeve and bushings. Might as well replace the shocks while you're in there. Based on the condition of that bushing I'd recommend inspecting all suspension components.
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Report this Post04-13-2014 08:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero_scSend a Private Message to fiero_scEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you. Just needed verification before ordering a part I didn't need.
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Report this Post04-13-2014 08:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've seen red ones....and black ones.....even blue and yellow...but this is the first white one I have seen, and it looks like white is a bad idea.
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Report this Post04-13-2014 08:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero_scSend a Private Message to fiero_scEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well it should be the original part (bushing) that came on the car. What amazes me is that it is in that shape on a car that has 23k miles and sits in a mostly temp controlled garage. Don't think i would recommend the white ones either.
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Report this Post04-13-2014 08:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
All of the end link bushings on any of my 88s were white. At least on the inside, after they crumbled. Looked like they might have been ivory or tan colored when new.
The replacements are pretty generic parts. Most of the ones I see are red poly. Even if the bolt in the kit you find is the wrong length, you can probably reuse your original if it's not rusted.

You can buy the ones that the Fiero Store sells, or you can shop around for price.

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Report this Post04-13-2014 09:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CygnusSend a Private Message to CygnusEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I ordered a set of zero lash end links from Rodney Dickman. I like them so far.
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Report this Post04-14-2014 12:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sricka01Send a Private Message to sricka01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fiero_sc:

Well it should be the original part (bushing) that came on the car. What amazes me is that it is in that shape on a car that has 23k miles and sits in a mostly temp controlled garage. Don't think i would recommend the white ones either.


My 12k GT sway bar bushings looked just like this, so they fall out with age not mileage. I drove it to 30th and they completely disintegrated. I replaced them when I made it back home due to the suspension sounding like a toy ball clacker. I got both front and rear sets from Autozone.
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Report this Post04-14-2014 09:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TriumphFetishClick Here to Email TriumphFetishSend a Private Message to TriumphFetishEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought energy suspension poly links from my local auto parts store as well. Had them in stock.
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