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Old 02-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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2004 Discovery stabilizer link noise

2004 Fleetwood Discovery on a Freightliner XC Custom Chassis with air bags. The front stabilizer looks like a common system and has the usual stabalizer link pins from bar to frame.
I'd like to replace the pins and bar to frame bushings, I have a low tone rattling driving over small bumps which I'm almost 100% sure it's the links and/or bushings.
My problem is WHERE can you purchase these? I've looked and looked and haven't had any luck. Does anyone know of an online parts store I can buy these?
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I purchased mine from an auto parts stroe. I removed one side and took the old bushings to a local auto parts stor. Thy came back with a bushings kit. The control rod was not part of the kit and I assume the kit wasn't from Freightliner, but the bushings were indentical. I found the easiest way to replace them was to remove the two control bolts on the sway bar on the sdie you are woking on. This allows the sway bar to drop down and clear the control rod. When one side is done, replace the two control bolts on that side and do the other side.

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Cool thanks, I'll give that a try.
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Couldn't get the bar to frame bushings by matching them up. I had to buy from Freightliner.
However, my rattling was my front shocks especially the driver side front. I replaced with Bilsteins and set the toe alignment and the ride and steer improved greatly.
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Couldn't get the bar to frame bushings by matching them up. I had to buy from Freightliner.
However, my rattling was my front shocks especially the driver side front. I replaced with Bilsteins and set the toe alignment and the ride and steer improved greatly.
Did you do just the bar bushing or the bushing for the sway bar that is farther back on the chassis? I have the same Rv and have the same problem. I did the shocks already though.
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I replaced the bar to frame D shaped bushings and the small donut looking bushings that the long nut and bolt go through. Basically every rubber piece on the stabalizer bar.
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