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In order for a car to ride and handle like it is supposed to, the suspension system will have to be working properly. There are a variety of different components that are located in a car’s suspension system. While most car owners will focus on the front suspension, there are a number of components on the rear of the car as well.The lateral link is one of the main components on a rear suspension system. This link helps to connect the rear hub assemblies to the mid-section of the body and helps to keep the hub assemblies centered. Every time that the car is driven, the lateral link will have to keep the rear hubs in the right position

The lateral link on a car is built to last just as long as the car does, but this will usually not be the case. Due to the amount of stress and heat that this part is exposed to it can become very weak over time. Having a lateral link that is not functioning properly can lead to instability in the suspension system. In some instances, a broken lateral link will be overlooked due to the sway bar bearing the brunt of the load that the broken link will leave.

Having a wobbly feeling when driving a car can be very dangerous and is a main symptom of having a broken lateral link. More often than not, the damage that a lateral link will have will be due to a wreck. If involved in a rear end collision, it is a good possibility that these links will be damaged. Getting them replaced quickly will allow you to restore the stability to your car’s suspension system.

When the lateral link on your vehicle is damaged, here are some of the signs you may notice:

  • There is a loose feeling to the car’s suspension
  • A noticeable clunking noise in the rear of the vehicle
  • The rear tires are wearing out at a rapid rate

Noticing these signs and getting your lateral link replaced, by a certified mechanic, can be very beneficial. The faster you are able to get the link replaced, the easier you will find it to reduce the amount of damage that is done to your vehicle.


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Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK430 - Heater Blower Motor - Austin, Texas
Patrick was great ( he showed up early which was appreciated!), however the part was not. Trying to get a replacement from him. The fan motor he replaced is not OEM quality. I will update this review when the job is done right...
Ford Windstar - Intake Manifold Gaskets - Austin, Texas
Patrick is a very good mechanic.

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Chrysler 300 - Lateral Link Replacement (Rear) - Grandview, Missouri
Fast accurate and professional

Emanuel

14 years of experience
45 reviews
Emanuel
14 years of experience
Dodge Neon - Lateral Link Replacement (Rear) - Wilmington, Massachusetts
Very knowledgeable and personable. Did the job nice and quick and even followed up with useful information about the car. Would recommend to anyone.

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Lincoln MKT - Lateral Link Replacement (Rear) - York, Pennsylvania
Everything went well, he was fast and gave me honest feedback about the work that needed to be done on my vehicle.

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