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Old 04-16-2008, 08:58 PM
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get a good pic of the inner UCA bushings. they are available seperatly, or u can buy a UCA for $60ish.

the lca's are rebuild-able, too- about $25/ea

I would disconnect the sway bar from the UCA and see if the sway is intact. it should not move much. the sway is a chore, but not too bad in a 123. 126 is way worse. prolly $250 + @ dealer by now. you can put a wagon sway in, its 2mm thicker, all you need is inner wagon bushings(bearings/ FSM)
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Thanks PATBOB, When I take some better measurements and find out exactly what happened to this thing when it was on the rack I am going to invest $ to rebuild the front.. I will be calling you. Thanks.

I have opened up that front and disconnected the UCA. I gotta say that bushing did not seem as wasted as we expected. Somethin' is definitely not right.

The sway bar can't be bent in relation to the unibody (UB) cause they're all attached to eachother, and when I lifted the car there was zero play in that wheel anywhere.??
First order I assume is the LCA bushing and the entire UCA then see if anything improves.
Is Fastlane the best source fo these items?
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:33 PM
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get a good pic of the inner UCA bushings. they are available seperatly, or u can buy a UCA for $60ish.

the lca's are rebuild-able, too- about $25/ea

I would disconnect the sway bar from the UCA and see if the sway is intact. it should not move much. the sway is a chore, but not too bad in a 123. 126 is way worse. prolly $250 + @ dealer by now. you can put a wagon sway in, its 2mm thicker, all you need is inner wagon bushings(bearings/ FSM)


If the sway is bent.. how would a new one help.. the UCA is going to hold it a predetermined position in relation to the shock tower and UCA mounting bolt, right? -and trying not to be antogonistic, this is just what i am trying to tackle in my head.

The more I try to figure, the more it seems the UB is not straight enough to be tweaked by factory adjustments.

thanks for the input all.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:30 PM
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If the sway is bent.. how would a new one help.. the UCA is going to hold it a predetermined position in relation to the shock tower and UCA mounting bolt, right? -and trying not to be antogonistic, this is just what i am trying to tackle in my head.

The more I try to figure, the more it seems the UB is not straight enough to be tweaked by factory adjustments.

thanks for the input all.
no- the inner bushings in the UCA could give enough for the sway to be bent.

the sway keeps the uca from moving for-aft. if the sway is bent- how could a new one not help???

take a tape and measure each side from front hub to rear hub. that should tell something.

you really need to do a lo\t of measuring to determine if this car is worth fixing.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:06 PM
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no- the inner bushings in the UCA could give enough for the sway to be bent.

---But it flexes (the sway)? And won't a new UCA hold the sway in the right position (away from the UB) if the the rubber is good?---

the sway keeps the uca from moving for-aft. if the sway is bent- how could a new one not help???

---I think I found the main problem here. On the LCA there is an adjustable support that kinda effects caster (excuse the lay terms). If I just extend that the connection a the UCA and swaybar will be removed from the region of the front shock (see pic).

take a tape and measure each side from front hub to rear hub. that should tell something.

you really need to do a lo\t of measuring to determine if this car is worth fixing.

I will do some measuring tomorrow - good idea!
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