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#1 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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It sounds like the links on my 2007 Rondo's front stabilizer bar are shot. The vehicle only has about 37000 miles on it. Anyone else run into this?
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It sounds like the links on my 2007 Rondo's front stabilizer bar are shot. The vehicle only has about 37000 miles on it. Anyone else run into this?
The front stabilizer links on our 2007 Rondo were changed on warranty at 32,000 km (19,883 miles).
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I'm at 45K miles on my 2009, seem okay so far. You know if they were redesigned?
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I had the the front sway bar links replaced at 59,000 km (36,662 miles) under warranty, no hassle, they already had the parts in stock as there had been some premature wear on these parts.
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I had them replaced on both my Mk3 Carens under warranty, they are a weak point.

Owned 5 Kia Carens as cabs, 3 x Mk2's & 2 x Mk3's (& a Kia Magentis 2.0), all diesel & all worked hard for their living!
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besides a visual inspection .How do you know if these are worn does the car lean terrible in corners or do you hear a noise?
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I heard a distinct knocking noise at slow speed on rough road conditions (cobbles or potholes or similar), didn't seem to have any effect on handling.
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On my Focus, I could tell the sway bar links were bad from the knocking and popping over bumps and while turning tight, you could hear the popping. I replaced mine with stronger links that had a grease fitting. Doesn't look like Rockauto carries links for the Rondo with those fittings, though. They are cheap, though ($18 to $26USD) and easy to replace.
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I had the links replaced this morning under warranty. Does anyone know if the replacements are the same links with poor quality or is the problem truly fixed? On a side note, the service advisor reminded me that the links replacement is officially the last warranty repair under the "bumper to bumper" portion of the warranty. I can't believe I bought it just over five years ago. The way he said it to me was weird, almost like he was warning me that the remaining five years factory warranty on the powertrain isn't as great as it sounds. Sorry to sound confusing. He was implying the car is going to have a lot of problems that won't be covered under the powertrain warranty, which I know. Then a salesman came into the waiting area and tried to talk me into looking at a Soul. Dealerships can be so funny even if they are frustrating at times.

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Mine were changed at about 33,000 miles, just before it came off warranty. Seems like a weak point.


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