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Q: Sway bar broken

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Ran over pothole broke sway bar.

My car has 138500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the sway bar is broken I would recommend having the sway bar and/or sway bar links replaced. The sway bar keeps the vehicle level during turns and prevents either side from dipping in while turning. This improves the overall stability of the vehicle and is strongly recommended to keep in place and in good condition. A broken sway bar can potentially cause a wobble to occur at higher speeds and switching lanes can cause the vehicle to sway. For your safety, it is best to have all suspension parts installed properly and in good condition.

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