Need Help Quick - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,361
Need Help Quick

This has nothing to do with a Thunderbird...But I need help...

Today my mother took her 1997 Intrepid to the shop because she heard some banging in the front end.....

When I got home from work she told me all of this and said the mechanic told her:

Both, I repeat BOTH front and rear sway bar are bad! How ini the FUC* is this possible, Is there another way for them to go bad besides breaking in half or cracking? Is this possible to happen both at the same time?

Or is the mechanic trying to fu*k my mom?(this is what I think)

I'm gonna go there tomorrow to see the "BAD" sway bars because I can't comprehend how this can happen!

Any input will help!

Thanks Alot

Dave
DMcBrideBoston is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 08:10 AM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: St. Louis
Age: 42
Posts: 2,661
Maybe he meant the bushings are bad. I find it hard to believe that the bar itself is bad, unless damaged (bent) in a wreck. Maybe the mechanic worded it wrong. If he sticks to his story, I call BS. never seen a "bad" sway bar unless it was a factory defect. My moms 89 Towncar had a bent front bar that way from the factory, and the dealer always said it was fine. Go figure...

These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
FordMan77 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 09:19 AM
Johnny Bling Bling
 
93 lx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lunenburg, MA
Age: 41
Posts: 3,811
Send a message via AIM to 93 lx
dave, if you have some free time, run it down here. i could probably have one of the techs take a quick peek at it for you.

2003 Ford Expedition: 5.4L, harley supercharger, 2.93 upper pulley, 4lb lower pulley, c&l plenum, jlp cai, LFP SBTB, FTSP, Magnaflow 3" catback, Eclipse AVN-5510, white face gauges, cobalt c2 boost gauge, ddm hid's, 379 rwhp, 465 rwtq sold 11/3/12

2009 Ford Flex Limited AWD
93 lx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,361
Thanks for the offer jon, but she already got it fixed.......I think he ****ed her!

I really appeciate it guys
DMcBrideBoston is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 09:42 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: St. Louis
Age: 42
Posts: 2,661
So what was it??

These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
FordMan77 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,361
I did not get a chance to see the sway bars before they were "replaced" because of my work schedule, but IF they were replaced they look fine now, I friggin doubt they were bad, I just wish she didn't run to the shop so quick.

Thanks Alot Guys for your input!

Dave
DMcBrideBoston is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome