Ford Thunderbird Sway Bars & Tie Rods 2002 2003 2004 2005

biddle

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Thunderbird Year
2002
Labor Day weekend suspension party. Replacing: Upper Control Arms, Front Lower Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends, ,Front Sway Bar Links.... So overall a complete front rebuild. After I finish front, on to the rear.... What a pain.
Anyone know what the easiest way to reach the driver's side back control arm bolt by the master cylinder?
Thanks

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Dec 26, 2019
Thunderbird Year
2002
She's been MOOGED!!! I have been able to do everything except:
1. Get the struts taken apart and reassembled- my neighbor is the servicemanager at a shop so he did that. These springs take a lot to compress.
2. Install the new lower ball joints- neighbor to the rescue again... I did remove them with the loaner tool from Auto Zone and bought the accessories kit from Harbor Freight. These will come home tonight and hopefully will have the front suspension completed this weekend along witht the air conditioner recharge...

I have to say, it was a big job but some cursing, plenty of breaks and patience ad it wasn't that bad.... So far! Probably saved a couple of $1000 from dealer price and the sense of accomplishment is awesome. Once put together, I will do the rear which I have already identified some needed parts and have it aligned.


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