escort suspension.

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  1. redrunner

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    hi, i have a 1994 escort saloon, m. reg/ the front suspension lower arm inboard bushes on n/side need replacing.
    can the bushes be replaced on there own, or does the whole unit have to be replaced ?.
    the ball joint is ok.
    also the link rod on n.side needs replacing , also will i need to do both items on both sides ? .
    dont know what mk. it is mk3 or mk4.
    .........regards.r.r.
     
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    You will probably find that it is much easier to replace the complete arm, the can be obtained very cheaply from motor factors, n/s bushes etc tend to get more wear, so its up to you if you do both sides, might be as well if its a high mileage car, as the escorts do suffer from annoying suspension noises
     
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    id go with that,arms are inexpensive and quite often all the bushes are shot anyway,as for the link rod id just replace the knackered one
     
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    thanks for your answers, as suggested ive been getting quotes from motor factors today, ranging from £44.00 to £97.00 for the whole lot/ no guessing which one i will take . :) .
    as for escort suspension noises, your dead right there.
    looks easy enough to do, do you know of anythink i should be aware of before i start job. regards. r.r.
     
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    Keep ringing around, should be paying under 30 quid for a wishbone assembly
     
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    yep neo, i been phoning round more motor factors today and have got it down to £41.48. inc .vat. for both wishbones and the link rods, so i can live with that :) .hoping to get them wed afternoon . unless ot else comes up. .regards. r.r.
     
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    after reading neo reply saying £30 quid for EACH bone i was eager to reply to say £40 a pair but you beat me to it OP
     
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    I did say under 30 notes :LOL:
    Last one i got was around £17 + vat
     
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    thanks for all replies, job now done £41.57 the lot. top price quote was £97.+. you were right it pays to shop around. :)
    also the o/side was on way out , so a good job done and no orrible noises from front anymore . regards. r.r. :D
     
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    Always best to do them as a pair too
     
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