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Sway Bar End Link

The sway bar (anti-roll bar) end links connect the sway bar to the suspension. One is located at each end of the sway bar.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Rattling if worn
  • If broken, car will lean more when cornering
  • Clicking or knocking sound from suspension when going over bumps

Related Repair Advice

  • If so equipped, the rear sway bar end links will be located on the rear sway bar
  • During an inspection, the repair shop may feel looseness in the link ends even though you didn't hear any noises. The sway bar links should be replaced at this time.
  • The sway bar bushings should be inspected and replaced as necessary if the sway bar end links are replaced
  • 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.

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