A sway bar is a torsion bar mounted laterally on a suspension and is designed to reduce side sway. The sway bar attempts to accomplish this by transferring movement from one side of the suspension to the other. This is done through the connection of a torsion bar to each side of an axle by flexible links. (Sway bar links)
If your vehicle has a sway bar it has sway bar links. There would be two links per sway bar, be it front or rear.
The links go on the end on the sway bar and hook to the suspension. Bushings are used to connect the sway bar to cars frame.
$40 a piece for the sway bar links and $50 for labor
Broken sway bar or sway bar links.
I had a vibration in my 2002 and I replaced the sway bar and sway bar links.
You have to remove the end links, then remove the sway bar bushings (there are two) and the sway bar will come out. Sway Bars usually do not need to be replaced unless they are bend or completely broken. It is usually end links being worn or the bushings being warn out.
It has a sway bar in the front and in the rear. It has a connecting link at each end of each sway bar = 4 total
A little more information. Year/model. Some sway bar links become loose because of wear and the links continue to work but make a noise when the front end hits a bump. Other sway bar links will break altogether and the vehicle will lean excessivly when going around a corner.
Check with a Ford dealer - there was a recall on the front sway bar links because under certain conditions they could fracture - so they were replacing the left and right front sway bar links under the recall. (Helpfull)
A sway bar is a bar of spring steel It is bad if cracked, broken or has notches or slots worn into it. Sway bar noise usually comes from worn links or worn bushings, both a relatively easy thing to repair.
Under inflated tires, broken sway bar, broken sway bar links, bad shocks/struts, broken springs, worn steering and suspension parts.
The defective sway bar link can cause the clunking or the rattling of the noise from the front suspension during the low speed driving.
sway bar end links
See the related links below.
It connects the ends of the sway bar to the suspension of the vehicle.
another term is sway bar links this is the suspension component that prevents body roll in turns it runs from the LF wheel well to the RF well area the sway bar links is about 12 to 15 inches long and bolt to the strut and to the sway bar using an 18 mm nut the bolt is part of the link
Check the front sway bar and sway bar end links. I suspect one of the sway bar end links is broken. Auto parts stores carry the replacement link kits and are easy to replace.
another term is sway bar links tis is the suspension componet that prevents body roll in turns it runs from the LF wheel well to the RF well area the sway bar links is about 12 to 15 inchs long and bolt to the strut and to the sway bar using an 18 mm nut the bolt is part of the link
Take the ford to a mechanic !!
not safe at all
Depends on the type of suspension... MacPherson strut suspension- strut, lower control arm, spring, knuckle, sway bar and end links Independent A arm suspension- upper and lower A arm, knuckle, sway bar, end links, spring and shock Multi-link- (4-5 arms) knuckle, sway bar, end links, spring and shock
Handling the vehicle especially on corners will be poor.
Very Simple, Raise the cars front end, remove the wheels, remove the sway bar links on each side. Remove the two bolts on the bracket holding the sway bar on each side and then wiggle it out. I just replaced my rack and pinion and had to remove the sway bar to have more room to work and it was not hard at all.