how many hours before my rear stabizer links seize up ?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by misterfact, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. misterfact

    misterfact Guest

    How many hours of operation can I get out of my Saturn before my rear
    stabilizer links ($100 ea) seize up and need to be replaced?

    (A) 10 (B) 50 (C) 100

    answer: any of the above
    misterfact, Apr 28, 2004
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    Lane Guest

    $100 each is nuts. If you got them for that price, find a different dealer.

    On my '94, it took about 8 years and 100k miles(with WI winters and road
    salt also).
    On my '92, they were good until I changed them at 140k.

    Lane [ l a n e @ p a i r . c o m ]
    Lane, Apr 29, 2004
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    D V Brownell Guest

    I've got almost 200 K on mine. (95 SW2)

    D V Brownell, Apr 30, 2004
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    Blue87T Guest


    And to think I was told about being to rude to this guy....
    Blue87T, May 1, 2004
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    misterfact Guest

    Why would you want to be rude to a guy who is really asking an honest
    sincere question? Are you really standing behind Saturn's rear
    stabilizer links as some kind of quality part? If so- you don't know
    anything about that part, my friend!
    misterfact, May 2, 2004
  6. Okay, let's be honest here...

    I am one sarcastic guy (at times) and know when I see or hear it. The above
    statement is not a question and in reality is a sarcastic bash. That's
    fine, just don't expect me to respond as if it's a legitimate question.

    In my opinion it's always hard to determine from the relatively few comments
    in an auto enthusiast newsgroup which complaints or experiences a user(s)
    experiences are part of an overall and larger problem. A NG does not
    reflect the entire Saturn user base. I've had more alternator/battery
    issues on my 97SL2 than expected, needed or wanted - and there are people
    here who have had none with the same model and year Saturn as I drive. Go
    figure. I've not had any rear link probs either with almost 90k miles and
    over 7 years. FYI - Blue is an ex Saturn tech and has been very helpful
    over the years. He clued me into how extended warranties worked and saved
    me money. I always think of him as a positive voice here in the NG.
    Jonnie Santos, May 2, 2004
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    Blue87T Guest

    Wait, I am hooked like a nice trout.....I aint be no genius but I hardly think
    anyone took your 3 posts as " honest questions".
    Actually I would have to say I honestly never changed one in the 4-5 yrs I
    worked there. Must a be a new development. Saturn must have time that part to
    fail at a different interval than I was around for. They must have been
    focusing their attention on intentionally causing oil consumption and
    alternator failures. Its tough for a large company to split up its time in the
    " how to defraud the consumer" deaprtment .
    Your probrably correct.... you have found me out .... I am sure I have lost all
    credibility in this forum .... I concede whatever position I had to you and
    your obviously vast experience.
    Blue87T, May 4, 2004
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    Blue87T Guest

    Jonnie Santos
    You make me blush :)

    If only I lived closer I could have used the side work to make some money from
    you :).

    By the way I know you were into my Regal before and I have a link up from
    another forum with a pic if you wanted to see :

    Dont pay any attention to the $1k in tools next the car .. I dont work on cars
    ... they are just for decoration ;)
    Blue87T, May 4, 2004
  9. Hey, it really is a Blue 87 turbo, eh? (grin) Motor done? Have you looked
    at for '87's lately? The turbo, Grand National and
    something called a GNX (heavy bucks) are all sliding up in value.

    I'll have to remember using tools for decorating the garage - a very
    industrial look I might add!

    Take it easy and good to see you in print.
    Jonnie Santos, May 4, 2004
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    Blue87T Guest

    "Jonnie Santos"
    Motor is now a generic rebuild , it has a 5 yr warranty though so it doesnt
    matter to me if it blows up.
    Blue87T, May 18, 2004
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    Blue87T Guest

    Jonnie Santos
    Yea, they seem to be doing pretty good. I thought about getting rid of mine for
    a newer Firebird/Camaro with an LS1 and some nitrous but that would just cause
    me to throw more money away. The GNX is a limited edition Grand National . They
    made 547 of them. Nice cars and were pretty high $ even when the came out .
    Blue87T, May 18, 2004
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