Q: is the traction control arm or sway bar what's it called and is one supposed to be the opposite way of the other side

asked by on

is the traction control arm or sway bar what's it called and is one supposed to be the opposite way of the other side

My car has 202000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The sway bar on the front is a bar that goes from one side to the other. It has link rods that go to the lower control arms and controls body roll when going into a turn or during maneuvers. A traction control arm or trailing arm is what controls the front or rear during acceleration and keeps the alignment of the control arm. If you need help with these parts on your vehicle, feel free to reach out to a qualified mechanic who can repair or replace your control arm if need be.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. is the traction control arm or sway bar what's it called and is one supposed to be the opposite way of the other side

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Need an engine

You should be looking for a 1998 Ford Escort 2.0 SOHC motor. This is what I typed in to search for the motor you listed for the 1998 Ford Escort 2.0 with 8th digit a P. There are several hundred...

Q: Getting codes P0455 and P1470

Hello. Your codes bring up two completely different problems. The P0455 is for a small leak in the evaporative emissions system. Most of the time it is as simple as replacing the gas cap and clearing the code. If...

Q: Car vibrates when driving or when I hit the brakes

The most likely issue is that the motor or transmission mounts are broken. If your mounts are broken, then the engine will rest on the metal of the mounts and you will feel the engine throughout the car. It may...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.