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1997 Toyota Camry Question: suspension rods?



russ_2, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Emmet, AR, March 22, 2009, 17:52

i have a rod that is broken that connects to the top of the shock on the passenger side of a 97 toyota camry. it is basically two rods that are connected together. the other end hooks to the bottom of the frame. should i not even drive this car and what are the rods called? suspension rods?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 23, 2009, 01:27

    The "rods" you describe are the front sway bar outer links, also called anti roll bar links. They transfer weight to the front antiroll bar/sway bar kind of like training wheels on a bike. They could I suppose some how jam and cause damage if driven.

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