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replacing front stabilizer links

I found I have a noisy one, been bugging me for a long time and finally id'd it today. I'll probably replace it/them myself but I'm looking for some recommendations for parts. Would you suggest oem or is there a more popular better item than people tend to use. Its not high performance and nothing else on the car is.


Also, how would i get this up on stands, like where would I put the jack since I normally jack it up where the stand would go?

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When I replaced mines, I jacked the car up and placed the stands in front and behind the jack as insurance. Be careful.

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I found a pretty good video that talks about the jack points for a 2015. I suspect my 2014 shouldn't be too different



regarding the actual links, Ford's number for them is BR3Z-5K483-B and they list for almost $36 a piece plus shipping.
Oddly someone on ebay has the for about $22 each free shipping they say are New Ford OEMs same number. I ordered 2, hopefully they're legit.

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The 14' is an S197 chassis and the 15' is an S550, completely different cars. there is a pic somewhere on here on the jack points of the S197. its the actual car on its side mounted to a rack. whatever you do, make sure the front is unsprung on both sides, it will bind up if you try to do one side at a time. good luck
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The 14' is an S197 chassis and the 15' is an S550, completely different cars. there is a pic somewhere on here on the jack points of the S197.
Are these an S197? The second was labelled so.
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IMHO- OEM or ACDelco Professional Line are always my first choices.
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scotmo, yes, those are both S197 illustrations.
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The OEM ones are known for getting all rattly pretty quick, I'd go with Steeda or BMR or other heavier duty aftermarket

Mine started rattling at less than 50K miles, I replaced them with Steeda and they are still quiet at 105K +
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I had ordered the OEM ones from ebay before getting responses. They were cheap enough, $22 each with shipping so if I get 40k miles out of them that's probably fine. I haven't driven the car much more than 4k miles this year and at 84k on the clock that should suffice. They should arrive today and I hope to put them in over the weekend, tomorrow if the rain ends when they say it will.
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Done. Took about 2 hours. Had to wait till it dried up a little and had trouble getting the tires off. It took wd40 and a lot of kicking. They've been on for a while evidently. I have to get a set of ratcheting wrenches, could only use the socket on the tops. Not a lot of room to work in there. Only took it for a ride around the block since but the noise, that one anyway is gone.
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As an aside, I bought a set of these from Amazon to use on the pinch welds for the jack but they were a bit too high for the jacks I have. A low profile jack might work, or I could cut them but I'll probably send these back. It sufficed just to use the jack on the pinch weld direct.
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