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Front stablinks worn

Odometer reads 40,000 miles. Rattle under front end of vehicle. Dealers says both front stablinks are worn and need replaced. How can this be with such low milage?

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  • gayanclan Nov 10, 2009

    paved roads only. I'm a mom, i drive my kids back and forth to school. I drive to optimize gas milage...there is no way this can be caused from abuse. What about not installed or tightened properly at the factory?

  • gayanclan Nov 10, 2009

    they are also telling me the upper strut mounts are shot and need replaced. I don't doubt the diagnosis, I just think it is highly unlikely that this could happen given my driving patterns, unless there was a defect in these oem parts, or an installation problem.

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    I have no idea how or where u drive so yes this is possiable.



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I would get a 2nd opinion if u are not sure the repair is needed

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This can happen by runnig on rough roads hitting bumps hard turns hard braking and fast starts because every time you do one of those things it causes the swaybar endlinks to go up and down and wearing them out permaturely.

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