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Old 04-29-12, 07:54 AM   #1
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Rear Lateral Link loose.

1989 Mazda Turbo II.

I noticed when I pull up on the rotor in the rear right assemble I noticed the lateral link ball joint on the rear subframe wiggled very easy. I'd say the whole rear end sways a few mills. It appears this may have been this way for a very long time. The previous owner may not have tightened the bolt. I tried to tighten the bolt but the thread just spins and I cannot figure out how to tighten this nut Let alone remove it. I have my Time attack in about a week and have no idea how to fix it. On my other Turbo II I replaced this links and they are not cheap.

How bad is this?
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pull down on the lateral link while tightening. its a tapered stud (like a tie rod end), it just needs some friction to prevent the stud from spinning.
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Old 04-30-12, 04:52 PM   #3
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I've tried using a pry bar on this already and will all my might pushing on it does nothing. The way this thing moves I'm sure the lateral link is no good. Wow are they expensive!
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Old 05-02-12, 12:12 AM   #4
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dont buy new ones.. ppl throw them away, since they pretty much never fail. I have 2 spares I'll send you, just pay shipping.
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Old 05-02-12, 04:04 PM   #5
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dont buy new ones.. ppl throw them away, since they pretty much never fail. I have 2 spares I'll send you, just pay shipping.
Damit. Just bought one at mazda cause of course I don't know anyone who has one to give away List $200 canuck dollars...
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maybe i should starting listing them for 150 shipped lol
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damn... you could have gotten adjustable AWR links for $275 USD...

http://store.awrracing.com/products/...-RX%252d7.html
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damn... you could have gotten adjustable AWR links for $275 USD...

http://store.awrracing.com/products/...-RX%252d7.html
And were was this post a week ago. LOL. O well...
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Old 05-19-12, 05:38 PM   #9
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This will make it even more disappointing you paid that much.

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Stock mazda ones at that price a pair? Wow. Good deal. Where are you getting them at that price??
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You can also check out the links my buddy makes for me. They bolt right in without drilling anything on your car.

FC and FD adjustable toe links

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