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Hi all,
My Mazda dealer said my front sway bar end link bushings are ripped and seeping. Didn't say I had to replace them right then but I have been getting some symptoms I wonder if related to this:
1. Car doesn't handle as well as it used to, feel a lot of swaying side to side
2. Rougher over bumps than before
3. Some noise going over bumps but not sure if any worse than usual for a Mazda 3
4. Steering feels looser than before

Mazda wants $300 to replace them. Dualtone wanted the same with oem parts or $225 for non oem.
Any opinions or experiences? Thanks
 

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Hi all,
My Mazda dealer said my front sway bar end links are ripped and seeping. Didn't say I had to replace them right then but I have been getting some symptoms I wonder if related to this:
1. Car doesn't handle as well as it used to, feel a lot of swaying side to side
2. Rougher over bumps than before
3. Some noise going over bumps but not sure if any worse than usual for a Mazda 3
4. Steering feels looser than before

Mazda wants $300 to replace them. Dualtone wanted the same with oem parts or $225 for non oem.
Any opinions or experiences? Thanks
That's a pretty easy job to DiY. The nuts need a good (oil penetrating) soak for removal or Dremel cut.
 

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I wrote that wrong, it was the sway bar end link bushings.
No way I could do that myself though
 
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