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What Does a Sway Bar Do?
A sway bar (also called an anti-sway bar or anti-roll bar) is a component of some...
Is It Safe to Drive With a Broken Sway Bar?
Your car’s suspension is very complex and requires a number of different components to provide the handling...
How to Change a Sway Bar Link
Sway bar links connect the sway bar to the suspension and chassis. Though sway bar links vary in design, the steps for replacing them are similar.

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Left tire rattles, bar behind wheel is broken.
The broken bar may be the rear sway bar link arm has broken and may cause the vehicle to become unstable. I recommend limited driving until a mechanic like one from YourMechanic fixes the problem and inspects it for safety...
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Banging sound at slow speed at left rear wheel well area
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle and check all of the suspension, sway bar, ball joints, and the shock absorbers. Makes sure that everything is tight. If everything is tight, lower the vehicle and do a bounce test on the...
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I've been noticing that my 2012 Chevrolet Sonic rumbles when going over bumps. I have about 60k miles on it, could it be the sway bar?
Hi there. If the sway bar was at fault, the noise would also be present when turning and a possibility of excessive body roll when turning. The source of noise over bumps can be difficult to diagnose since the bumps...
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Squeking in my front end while driving and turning the wheels
The noise is coming from the sway bar links, tie rod ends or lower ball joints. You will need to try and duplicate the noise without driving the vehicle and when noise is heard just put you hand on the...
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I bent my rear sway bar pretty bad. Had it replaced, but the wheel is still a little bent. What else can be the problem?
Hi there. The rear wheel being out of alignment, could be the result of a bent strut assembly, a bent trailing/control arm, a bent bearing knuckle and/or bent rear subframe. Replacing components without diagnosis can be expensive and time consuming...
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I raise the strut assembly by put the jack under the ball joint to get the sway bar out of the way.
Hi there. The tire is tilted inward for the Camber alignment is not adjusted. I recommend adjusting the alignment to where the tire is somewhat straight and the tire tread is flat on the ground, then seek out a professional,...
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I have a loud clunk in my front suspension on my 2005 nissan titan. I've read that I may need a new sway bar and ball joints.
Hi there. When adding a lift kit to any vehicle its important to replace the ball joints so they are not damaged when the standard lift is removed. Plus, either the sway bar could be replaced or extensions could be...
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I have a 95 dodge intrepid. I'm wondering if the control arm and assembly is what is connected to my strut.
Hi there. The struts on the front of your vehicle are attached to the lower control arm with a ball joint, a sway bar with sway bar extensions, the tie rod ends to your steering system, and the knuckle hub...
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Procedure to replace lower ball joints and sway bar links and torque specification for all the front end components
Hi there. To replace the ball joints you would need to jack up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Remove the tires, calipers, and brake rotors. Then put a jack under the lower control arm and remove the...
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Taking my sway bar out.
On the 2004 Ion you have to remove the rear transaxle mount and the steering gear. Then, once all links and brackets holding the bar to the body and suspension are removed you have to lift and rotate the stabilizer...
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Do I need to install a sway bar link kit with a lift kit on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler
Hello. If you are adding a lift kit to your Jeep you will need to install longer sway bar link pins. This is because the distance from the suspension to the sway bar will change. If you do not then...
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Makes a noise when I turn and hit bumps.
You should have the complete front suspension checked however the sway bar links and bushings are the most common cause of the noise when turning.
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When turning left or right clinking noise in the front.
Lift the hood and have someone turn the wheel back and forth while you feel the top of the strut under the hood and listen and feel for the upper strut bearings making noise. They may need to be replaced....
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My FWD car makes clicking noises that can be felt in the peddle over 60mph. Would a bad sway bar do this?
The sway bar may cause clunk on acceleration and a click when driving if the front tires are bouncing at higher speeds. I would also have the motor mounts checked to see if they are bad also as they can...
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how much to fix a wheel bearing on a infiniti 2007 g35x
Hello. A squeaking sound is generally not caused by a worn wheel bearing. Squeaks are more likely caused by a worn; ball joints ,sway bar endlinks, struts or springs. A steering and suspension evaluation should be about $70 but I...
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Sway bar links bad
The rear sway bar links may not be noticed they are bad unless you have weight in the back of the car or are making highway maneuvers like changing lanes. The links help to keep the rear of the car...
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How important are rear sway bar links ?
Rear sway bars are to help the rear of the vehicle to be stable when driving around turns or maneuvers and when towing another vehicle. The sway bar should not affect the vehicle when hitting bumps unless the links or...
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Some "grunting" or "creaking" when I turn the wheel or go over potholes. Took it in and they found nothing.
The problem sounds like the sway bar link arms are binding when turned and in motion. It is these or the struts are binding.
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Sway bar link noise. Should I be able to hand move the sway bar link?
The sway bar drop down link should be tight against the steering knuckle and the sway bar. If the sway bar link can be moved around then the plastic bushings in the joints are broken and the sway bar drop...
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Sway arm broken
Technically, as long as the sway bar doesn't come into contact with other moving parts, or rub on other critical components, you should still be able to operate the vehicle. You will need to understand that the handling will definitely...

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