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What do you need to change or replace on a 2008 Ford Edge with 230,000 miles. I have replaced a total of three wheel bearings with the right front requiring two. (more on that later). I have just finished replacing on both right and left front the following parts. The strut bearing mounts (right front was completely worn) making thumping sounds. The struts (both were completly worn and when pushed down did not extend) I recommend changing the struts and Mounts at 100k as it would be a much better ride. I also changed out the lower control arms/ball joints ( note these are press on and all one unit) The rubber sleeves in both control arms appeared in great shape, but the ball joints were loose with the right front ball joint being very worn and moving) The tie rod ends (outer) were both easily moved to the point that replacement was a better soulution. The Sway bar links had to be replaced just due to the fact that the bolts were so rusted that cutting them off was the only option, so plan on this. The right front wheel bearing was repalced a second time due the the strut and ball joint being so bad that the pressures on the bearing caused it to fail prematurely. The rear shock were changed when tire wear indicated that the shocks were worn, tire wear went away when this was done (look for cuping or inside abnormal wear on the inside tread. Test drive and my Ford Edge is now feeling like it did when I first bought it. Suspension always makes a difference.
Not sure if I'm in the right forum but here goes nothing......I have a 2011 Ford Edge AWD SE that only came with 20k miles during 3 years owndership-at time of purchase drivers front tire was down to the wear bars. They replaced all 4 tires with yokohama directional tires (jerks). I have put about 30k miles on the car since buying and within the first 5k miles I noticed SIGNIFICANT wearing of the front tires. Went in for oil change and they did not rotate my tires so of course they got worse....after 10k they were in rough shape with 'cupping' and more noticeable wear. Tires were rotated at this time. Also had tie rods replaced. They did not see any other noticeable front end issues. After 15k miles the front tires were now even with the rear (which were previously the front). Front end alignment done and was horribly off (BAD). I live on a smooth dirt road and I am not a crazy driver. I treat my car very well and get all routine maintenance done. I continue to have noticeable front end tire wear and have been to 2 different ford dealers that cannot find a front end problem other than tie rods that have been fixed and I get routine alignments. Now my tires after 30k miles have so much wear on them I have a leak in one that requires inflation every 48 hours, (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) Is anyone else having these issues? I have also called corporate with these issues with no headway. I'm losing my mind and a lot of money with replacing tires after 30k.
I have been replacing my front end suspension parts with MOOG replacement parts, I have found the MOOG to be great quality and are exactly the same as the OEM (Motorcraft) parts. The MOOG parts appear to be powder coated not dipped in paint. The cost was also less. The outer Tie rods were heavy quality and exact replacement. The MOOG parts also come with grease fittings which the motorcraft do not. The swaybar links were also of similar quality and appeared to be well constructed. Be carefull of some other brands as they are definately sub par and I sent them back and went with the MOOG. The best prices seemed to be between Oreillys Auto Parts and Summit Racing online.