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    Clunk while turning

    Hello all, I have an 2015 Explorer XLT AWD with 95,000 miles. I hear a clunking noise at lower speeds (less than cruising speed) while turning right. The noise seems to be coming from the front left (driver's side). I suspected either a ball joint or control arm bushing. I lifted the vehicle...
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    Clutch pedal bushing keeps wearing out

    Recently bought a 1999 ford ranger, the master cylinder bushing gets worn down very quickly and the clutch pedal goes to the floor, and i haven't found a fix for it. I've gone through 5 of the bushings in the past two months, and need a permanent fix. Any suggestions?
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    front end rebuild: mechaninc or DIY?

    I took my car to the dealership to get the transmission filter and fluid replaced. the service adviser said that I needed to get my left and right lower control arms and 2 ball joints replaced. about 320 dollars worth in parts from Napa Auto Parts. I went to got see my mechanic, Frank. He...
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    Automatic lift gate & front suspension squeak!

    So first of thank you all for the help I’ve received on reviewing past threads about varies problems. A little back story. 3 weeks ago I purchased a beauty of a 2011 Ford Explorer limited with all assesory packages added for a great deal. Drove it off the lot no issues. And then a few days later...
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    Control Arm Bushings - Front - Upper

    The control arm bushings in the front upper control arm are made out of a metal casing with rubber inside. New bushings come as one piece assembly, i.e., the rubber part is already inside the metal casing. To replace the bushings by removing the entire assembly (metal casing and rubber part)...
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    2002 Sport Trac Wiper Linkage Bushings

    Hello all! Just a quick question...I need wiper linkage bushings as the passenger side failed and now my right wiper blade is dead-in-the-water (no pun intended). I disassembled the cowl covering and quickly found the bad nylon busing that attaches to the passenger side pivot, but what I CANNOT...
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    leaf spring bushing sizing and suppliers

    need some help please. I've read many of the threads already, but i haven't seen one yet that covers my current issue. I got a set of rear leaf springs from a 98 explorer 4 door from a salvage yard. I want to put in new bushings, but everywhere i look, they can't get em. I even measured them...
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    Bushings and Lift Kit thoughts

    So I just had to replace my front sway bar bushings because one was completely destroyed when the previous owner had it... and I want to tackle the sway bar links (at least thats what I think they are) the bones connected directly to the sway bar....what exactly will it improve as I can clearly...
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    2002 Rear Suspension work

    Long time reader, first time poster. In preparation for the upcoming camping season I want to replace some suspension components to improve the ride, replace worn out part and give my wife some peace of mind that the Explorer isn't going to break down while on a trip. It is a 2002 XLT 4.6...
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    How to Replace Bushings (EASY)

    Hey guys, So here is my latest video on how to replace control arm bushings. Instead of replacing the whole control arm for $60+ you can get a pair of bushings for $15 and press the old ones out and press the new ones in. For the upper control arm you have to make sure your ball joint is...
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    Sway Bar End Link and Bushing Replacement

    Hey guys, So here is a video on how to replace the sway bar end links and body bushings on our trucks! Let me know what you think! **Also, if the video was helpful, give it a “thumbs up” on YouTube (it helps me out, thanks)*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnrARhxhaSo
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    new door striker bushings, now door ajar light on

    I got the 4 gray bushings off ebay that are supposed to be a perfect fit. However after I got them on my door ajar light will not go out. I removed them all, then just installed one on the drivers door. Got door ajar light again. I had marked the latch position with a marker so it was in the...
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    Just bought a Mountaineer... need adivce

    I just bought a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. It was stationary for about six years before the guy I bought it from began driving it, so it only has 64,000 miles. There are some cosmetic stuff to work on, but it runs like a hoss. The one performance issue I seem to be having is a squeaky front...
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    Shift Lever Bushing - Where to buy this?

    84 Bronco II 5speed Shift lever spins 360 degrees freely and lifts from lever socket freely. Open up the case and found this bushing sitting in the transmission. I fished it out, looks broken in half, but really I don't know if there was more to this part to begin with. So....what is it...
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    Body mount help

    I have a 2001 explorer sport SOHC and i took it to the stealers the other day and they said that I needed to replace all of my body mounts. They gave me a quote for $1400.00 for the parts which is obviously not do-able. I wanted to know: a) If anyone knows of any body mount replacement...
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    Help w/ diff bushings: Ford 8.8 into RX7

    Greetings and Saluations, Funny how car projects lead us to all ends of the internet isn't it? Short story... I work as a mechanical engineer in Southern California and drive a Chevy LS1 powered Mazda RX7 rocking Nissan 350z brakes. I'm looking to upgrade my IRS to the excellent 31...
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    Sway Bar Bushing Size

    Spent better part of an hour searching here for answer to this question, with no luck. So: for a stock '04 Explorer XLT 4.0 Sway bar bushing replacement -- anyone know if I need 29-30mm (part #K80080) or 31-32mm (K80081)? anyone know the reason for the different spec, anyway...
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    How to: Ford Explorer - Ranger Radius Arm Bushing Repair

    A damaged radius arm bushing may be to blame for odd steering problems like outer tire wear on just one side or vibration. Because it’s difficult to replace, everything else should be checked first – Wheel bearings, ball joints and tie rod ends. If you suspect the radius arm bushing, there’s a...
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