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Clonking Noise have just had my 1999 CR-V serviced & MOT'd and it was brought to my attention that i needed to replace an anti-roll bar link at a cost of £60.00 fitted.I collected my car with new MOT and paid the bill,this was 31/12/08.i noticed a couple of days later that when i drove over any uneaven ground a quite loud sort of clonking noise was heard,i returned the car to the same garage for investigation only ot be informed that the other anti-roll bar link now needed replacing at another cost of £60.00! What do you think,could this problem happened because they only replaced one side?

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If you take into account that both links are of the same age. It is not uncommon for the other side to fail. Personally, I install links in pairs to prevent such a problem. Most components that have a right and left side usually wear out or break around same time, because they have the same # of km's on them. Brakes pads and shoes are sold in pairs for this reason. I don't know why more auto parts are not sold in pairs for this reason. I don't feel the garage did anything wrong, other than trying to save you some money by only doing the side that was broken.

Hope this helped you out.

Mike




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