Chevrolet Express 2500 Stabilizer Bushing Replacement Cost

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Stabilizer Bushing Replacement
The average cost for a Chevrolet Express 2500 stabilizer bushing replacement is between $72 and $106. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $56 while parts are priced between $28 and $50. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.

How does the sway bar bushing work?

The stabilizer bar (sway bar) is designed to combat vehicle roll in a turn. As a car turns, the weight of the vehicle leans, or rolls, to the outside of the turn (as much as thirty degrees), placing more weight on the outside tires, and less weight on the inside tires. This weight differential impairs traction and vehicle steering and handling. The stabilizer bar uses torsion to transfer the outside weight to the inside tires and serves to keep the vehicle as level as possible when turning. The stabilizer bar bushings are the tie between the stabilizer bar and the vehicle body or frame.

What are the symptoms related to a bad sway bar bushing?

Worn stabilizer bar bushings will usually cause a squeaking sound when the vehicle is going over bumps or when the vehicle is turning. Whether the sound is coming from the front or the rear of the vehicle will determine if the front or rear stabilizer bushings are worn.

Can I drive with a sway bar bushing problem?

A vehicle can be driven when the stabilizer bar bushings are worn. A squeaking sound will usually be heard when the bushings are going bad, and the sound will likely get worse as the bushings increase in wear. Severely worn or damaged bushings can cause the stabilizer bar to come into metal-on-metal contact with the bushing brackets and cause further wear or damage to the stabilizer bar or brackets.

How often do sway bar bushings need to be replaced?

There is no set replacement schedule for stabilizer bar bushings, through most vehicles will need to have them changed at some point. A good time to replace the stabilizer bar bushings is when they being to make a squeaking sound when the vehicle is going over bumps or through turns, or when the sway bar links are being replaced.