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Stabilizer pins are broken on my 2002 ford focus. would it be cheaper to buy the parts and then ask a mechanic to replace them? don't want to sound like an idiot when i go to auto zone and don't want to get had when i go to the mechanic... please advise

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Either way would work fine..if you hace a mechanic that will let you bring your own parts do that..but sway link on Focuses are common..I recommend getting them through Ford..have gone through 4 from autozone in 1 year

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It would be quite a bit cheaper to buy the parts but I would call around for installation costs.Some places will not install carry in parts and will give you an opportunity to get a few quotes to compare.

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