Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'93 Ford Taurus, Popping Rear End
have been hearing a popping in the rear end of our '93 Ford Taurus. It
seems to do it more when turning to the right.
are a couple of common problems that occur with vehicle age on Ford's
Taurus or Mercury Sable for that matter. The more common of the events
is the rear sway bar links. The bushings on the links will wear allowing
movement of the bar or the bolts will rust and break. This allows the
bar to slap the remaining parts of the sway bar link which could be described
as a thump or popping noise.