1997 Mercury Mountaineer

Tiny
CASCADE356
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  • 1997 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 189,000 MILES
A loud noise when making a turn or when you turn the wheel, the sound seems to be coming from the driver's side of the front wheel.
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Thursday, October 8th, 2009 AT 6:49 AM

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Tiny
RICKMAR
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On your front DRIVERS SIDE AND PASSENGERS SIDE check your "Stabilizer Bar" "link" bolts .

IT COULD BE LOOSE, CRACKED, SPLIT OR MISSING ALL TOGETHER. WHICH IS CAUSING THE LOUD NOISE.
OR
IT COULD POSSIBLY BE A WHEEL BEARING OR A TIE ROD END.

I hope this helps you out.
Good Luck;
Rick

Here is a diagram to help locate the stabilizer bar.

The stabilizer bar "First Picture" #(1) is a long bar that runs across the front end suspension from near the drivers side tire just above the CV joint to near the passengers side tire just above the CV joint.

The stabilizer bar "link" (Second Picture) #1 is a long looking bolt attached to the top of the stabilizer bar by a spacer-bushing and large nut (Second Picture) #2.

The "link bolt" runs through the hole in the end of the stabilizer bar (indicated by an pointing arrow) "First Picture" secured by a spacer-bushing and large nut on top of the stabilizer bar (First Picture) #1.

Protruding downward from the stabilizer bar the "link" gets bolted with a spacer-bushing and large nut to the undercarriage. See"Third Picture"
BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM LINK BOLT "NUTS" REQUIRE 15 - 21 Lb/Ft torque.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/433905_swaystabalizer_bar_2_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/433905_swaystabilizer_bar_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/433905_swaystabalizer_bar_3_1.jpg

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