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Old 25 Aug 2010, 10:16 pm
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Default What if the Watts assembly goes bad?

Please bear with me, I am new to cars.

If something in the Watts assembly goes bad, for instance bell crank, left or right arm, bushing, what will one feel when driving on a bumpy road? I am asking this because my PT gives me very bad ride quality on small bumps, at this point, I am suspecting the Watts assembly.

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Old 26 Aug 2010, 06:37 am
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Default Re: What if the Watts assembly goes bad?

Maybe this will help:



This replacement Watts Link Bell Crank attaches the rear upper sway bar to the rear suspension axle. If this part fails, a clunking or knocking noise will be heard from the rear axle assembly. If a broken or missing bell crank is your problem, then this is just what you need to bring back the safety and integrity of your vehicle's rear suspension.

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Commonly referred to as a 'Sway Link" or Watts Link Bell Crank
Fits between upper sway bar and rear suspension axle

Worn suspension parts can cause excessive tire wear, popping or creaking in the rear suspension, and pose a serious safety concern.


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Old 26 Aug 2010, 10:43 pm
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Default Re: What if the Watts assembly goes bad?

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Maybe this will help:


This replacement Watts Link Bell Crank attaches the rear upper sway bar to the rear suspension axle. If this part fails, a clunking or knocking noise will be heard from the rear axle assembly. If a broken or missing bell crank is your problem, then this is just what you need to bring back the safety and integrity of your vehicle's rear suspension.

Specifications:
Commonly referred to as a 'Sway Link" or Watts Link Bell Crank
Fits between upper sway bar and rear suspension axle

Worn suspension parts can cause excessive tire wear, popping or creaking in the rear suspension, and pose a serious safety concern.
Thanks alot, CREWZIN. I take a look at the service manual, and got some understanding. From what you said, if I am not wrong, stiff bumpy ride is not a result of bad Watts assembly parts. The rear part of my PT does not make any noise, so I guess the assembly is fine.
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Old 28 Aug 2010, 02:53 pm
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Default Re: What if the Watts assembly goes bad?

If your a do it yourselfer

jack up the car and put on stands, crawl under and grab the lateral links and push hard if there is any slop in the link, it wears on the pivot point, you will fell it. I doubt the links themselves ever wear out.

Also you probably looking at about 100K miles before it wears.
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Default Re: What if the Watts assembly goes bad?

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This replacement Watts Link Bell Crank attaches the rear upper sway bar to the rear suspension axle. If this part fails, a clunking or knocking noise will be heard from the rear axle assembly. If a broken or missing bell crank is your problem, then this is just what you need to bring back the safety and integrity of your vehicle's rear suspension.
I just purchased my new ACEI Parts axel assembly. I have the same problem with my old one that lead me to buy a new one. I just hope I saw your advice earlier. Anyway thanks for this.

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Old 18 Oct 2010, 08:02 pm
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if the assembly goes bad replace it with Blue Print axles. its a sure thing. ive used this one before. hope i can help you.
Am I the only one who thinks this guy is a scammer?
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