Help! The front sway bar keeps coming apart on my 2007 Mazdaspeed3

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  1. Michael Carpenter

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    I just bought a 2007 Mazdaspeed3. The struts where shock so I replaced them all the way around. I starting hearing this bad noise from the front right tire, and when I looked the sway bar was disconnected from the strut. I found arandom bolt that fit on it and put it back together, but the other night I was turning hard right, and I hard a pop/thud kinda noise, and now the shut is disconnected again. I noticed the sway bar was bent a little the second time I put it on, but that wouldn't explain the first time it came off. Any help is much appreciated!
     
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    Is the sway bar or the endlink bent?
    Sounds like you need to replace the endlink.
     
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    Here's a picture of what was bent, it's not bent in the picture but I can't take one right now. It's not bent very much so if anything I might try to bend it back, but since it wasn't bent the first time it came apart I feel like that's not the problem. IMG_1257.jpg IMG_1257.jpg IMG_1257.jpg
     
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    That's the end link if it's bent you need to replace it. Straightening it will weaken it too much. The second breakage is likely due to not using a strong enough bolt in your first repair. A new endlink and bolt should be your next step
     
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    New Endlink. I have the Corksport adjustable and am very happy.
     
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