Close

Rear Sway Bar

By David Sturtz, April 15, 2008

The sway bar is a solid bar that connects both sides of the suspension for a given axle. Its job is to lessen the amount of vehicle lean while cornering.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Rear Sway Bar

  • Suspension may make an abnormal noise when going over bumps
  • Vehicle may have excessive body lean when cornering

Rear Sway Bar Related Repair Advice

  • Sway bar end links are a common cause of suspension noise
  • Unless other suspension components must be removed, replacing the sway bar, its bushings, and/or end links should not result in the need for a wheel alignment

No comments yet...

Sign in to comment

Related Questions

See what others have asked about this, or visit the Questions page to ask your own question.
Where can i get photo of the right way to mount[install]front swaybar
I hear a rattling noise under my front wheels when i go over bumbs but stops when i step on the brakes. i was told th...