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88 end link bushings by tom10122
Started on: 06-04-2015 11:32 AM
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Report this Post06-04-2015 11:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does the front need to be loaded to replace them? I can get a wrench on the end link without jacking or removing the tire, can I just do that? Also what are some tell tale signs that they need replacing? My front end is clunking and I'm think the end links could be an easy fix. My alignment bolts are tight btw (UCA?)

I'm thinking of just running to autozone and using the same shift with new poly bushings
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Report this Post06-05-2015 05:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bump, anyone?
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Report this Post06-05-2015 05:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sway bar end links don't clunk when they fail.....they rattle. A clunk would be more like a ball joint or tie rod end. And yes....you need to leave the tire on the ground to get the end links out.
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on my 2012 daily driver i was getting a clunk when turning the wheel at low speeds, both forward and reverse.
dealer replaced the sway bar end links, no more problem.

You can easily remove them with the weight off the car, just get a wrench on each end.
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Report this Post06-07-2015 10:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the responses, I guess I might have two problems then with my suspension, it rattles on turns and clunks on pot holes, and rattles/clunks when braking.
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The rubber end links on my sway bar disintegrated on my 88 and it produced a loud clunk.
I replaced with poly end links from the Fiero store and problem solved.
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Report this Post06-07-2015 08:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am picking up end link bushings tommorrow from autozone, going to reuse everything else. Will post updates
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Report this Post06-09-2015 11:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bushings did nothing, they were bigger than the rubber so I didn't tighten all the way to no threads but they are pretty tight and compressed quite a bit. Next I am thinking inner tie rods or the rack bushing.


Is there a way to do the rack bushing without removing the rack? If I take out the spare and the plastic there can I get at it to atleast check it?
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Originally posted by tom10122:

Is there a way to do the rack bushing without removing the rack? If I take out the spare and the plastic there can I get at it to atleast check it?


I just replaced mine a couple of weeks ago. The instruction sheet included says you can. However, I was already more than half way there, so I pulled the entire rack. That way you can also see if the pinion bearings are okay or not.


(bushing isn't seated completely. Didn't get that pix)

Next on the list is the control arm bushings.

I agree that it may be the ball joint(s). The bottom ones are pressed in, (or lock ring). When I bought my Fiero more than 3 years ago, the PO stuffed a Pepsi can and wrapped duct tape around the left lower ball joint. Loud clunking sound.

Good luck.
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Report this Post06-11-2015 01:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tom10122Click Here to Email tom10122Send a Private Message to tom10122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Jacked up the front end and the pass side does move if I grab it at 3 o clock and 9 it also makes a clunking noise, so either a tie rod or rack bushing I guess.
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