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Old 07-09-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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Sway bars disconnected

So I'm changing my oil tonight, and I notice that neither side of my front sway bars are connected... Not sure about the rear... Is that bad? How bad? Do/how do I fix it?

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
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Yes...
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So I'm changing my oil tonight, and I notice that neither side of my front sway bars are connected... Not sure about the rear... Is that bad? How bad? Do/how do I fix it?

-Kendall
It sure can't be good...........


Are the sway bar end links that go from the strut to the sway bar there? If not you need new ones.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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Well the links are there, I think the back side of the bolt isn't there... but I have never worked on sway bars or suspension components before so I'm not too sure how it all works... I'll look into whats there and whats not this week, any help, tips, diagrams, would all be very welcomed.

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If you determine your front swaybar is in fact "disconnected", you will notice a huge difference in steering/handling when it is fixed. Same with the rear.
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Ok, just tore apart the front end, the lower ball joints failed, so it was separated from the joint on both sides, looks like I'll need to purchase entirely new links though correct?

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Old 07-12-2010, 08:34 PM   #7
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Yep. Luckily they're inexpensive and extremely easy to install.

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Ok, just tore apart the front end, the lower ball joints failed, so it was separated from the joint on both sides, looks like I'll need to purchase entirely new links though correct?

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Perfect, 50 bucks shipped from partsgeek.com, done.
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