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I live in PA and they're pretty strict about state inspection. I'm fine with the emissions tests because its only visual. But, my left rear strut squeaks an awful lot and i didnt know if anyone could tell me whether or not it will need to be replaced prior to inspection. Also, anybody got an extra 1.9 cylinder head they're willing to sell for real cheap?... mines kinda cracked.
 

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If the strut is fully functional then it should pass fine.

But you should still consider replacing, if not for warding off future failure, then for preserving your sanity from the squeak.
 

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My strut does the same thing, had the shop take a look at it, as long as there is no real damage to it, they told me it is fine, apparently they said it's a fairly common problem (not just with escorts), so basically as long as there is no danger from it, you should be all set
 

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exactly what I do! when u got the stereo going (which apparently the police don't even like at 3pm, OOPS!) it drowns everything out! but basically, if there's no cracks in it, should be good, once again, just what they told me!
 

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SCORE! I just found a decent donor car for my escort. It's a '89 4 door that runs and the body is mostly in good condition, and about 126,000 miles. He wants 300 bucks. I can use the cylinder head, and i think i would like to swap out my auto tranny for this 5 speed. I also could use the new rocker panels because mine are shot and these ones are solid. Oh, I want the mirror too. I think this would be a good buy, does anyone else have any comments??
 

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I cant find my lateral link bushing?? Its not in any online diagrams and the Haynes manual is no go as well.
 
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