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Old 03-10-2014, 08:36 AM
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Default Bad luck with 2 brand new sway bar links???

I just replaced all the parts on my front suspension except the sway bar links and bushings because the auto parts store didnt have them when I bought everything else. Well this weekend I got a new link to replace the original because the ball was loose in the socket and making noises when driving. The first one I installed the ball felt real tight in the socket but when I took it for a ride after it was making a racket and I had my son push on the side of the truck and I could see the ball moving in the socket worse then the original. I took it back and got a replacement and that one does the same thing...not as bad but there is still play in the ball and socket. I have the "premium" one being shipped to the store today so I will give that a try but has anyone else experienced this before?
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I have an 05 and still have all original front end components at 195,000 miles, except for shocks. I do have a clunking at slow speed, think it might be torsion bar bushings. I'd replace stuff with Mopar as my first choice. Don't know if Bwoody makes end links for the Ram, but I have them on my Magnum.
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Default Bad luck with 2 brand new sway bar links???

had probe with my 11 1500 4x4. @ 27k had to replace both links, ball and socket has seperated like you described. replaced with moog links and haven't had any more problems
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