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How To "touch Up" Worn Stabilizer Links And Bushings, 3M Window weld??

Hey, all..back with a slightly more interesting question. Here's one for the books. Is it possible to shab together a quick inexpensive solution for worn stabilizer links and bushings? Here's my dilemma: a $1900 estimate for a repair of the above on a car that's valued at $1300 KBB. A near collision motivated me to help stabilize my car, along with uneven wear on my rear tires and increased wear on my front. At least, I would like a less knocky ride. The front links are broken, so I suppose any salvage is unlikely. But the rear links may have hope. I am least worried about the bushings, so I shall start with those and introduce my proposal.

Window weld by 3m... Multiple sources suggest using this urethane compound as a quick lasting fix for engine mounts and bushings. It seems legit, and even Amazon reviews and youtube seem to agree. Anyone have any advice on the best way to apply it and let set to a Volvo? Jacked without wheel load, or with?

My other issue... the stabilizer links. Does anyone think it's possible to coat the worn areas of the links in this stuff and then maybe lube em up? Does anyone have thoughts on welding the links altogether or removing them?

In case you haven't noticed, I am new to DIY car repairs. Almost any tips would be appreciated.
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You can replace it because the bushings are usually placed new. But I had the same problem and I repaired it. I just bought a new Best MIG welder the last month for a very good price and decided to try it at work. To cut it short, you can cut the clamps that hold the stabilizer bushings reduce them for a couple of millimeters, then weld them together to make a smaller diameter. Thanks to this, it can be much denser and it does not have to be replaced. Indeed, this is enough for you for a long time. But you need to do this very carefully and qualitatively to afford future breakage. And yes such kind of repairs is not interdicted by the law.

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