How much does it cost to replace all sway bar links?
The average sway bar link replacement cost is usually between $125 to $160 including labor. The links themselves cost between $40 to $110 each, while the labor will set you back anywhere between $50 to $70. via
Do you need an alignment after replacing sway bar links?
Basically, if the steering rack, tie rods, subframe, or control arm bolts have been altered or the car has been lowered, you need an alignment. Removing the sway bar, and replacing it would not require an alignment, unless something that I mentioned above had to be moved to access the sway bar. via
How does a sway bar break?
When the shocks get worn out in a vehicle, it loses balance, and tends to tilt to one side or the other, resulting in much of the body weight of the vehicle sitting on the stabilizer bar. Therefore as the vehicle moves on a rough road, the unstable body eventually results into the bar breaking. via
How tight do I tighten sway bar links?
While it generally takes about 14-foot pounds of pressure to tighten the nut down, there is an easy way to ensure you don't overtighten the bolt that doesn't require the use of a torque wrench. Tighten the bolt down until you see two threads sticking out from the bottom of the nut after it is installed on the vehicle. via
How do you grease a sway bar link? (video)
Can a broken sway bar affect alignment?
sway bar does not affect alignment. via
Why do my sway bar links keep breaking?
The sway bar link maintains the camber angle of the inner wheels to control motion. Like many automotive parts, over time the sway bar links will wear out. Water intrusion that leads to rust, age, and lack of lubrication all contribute to deterioration over time. via
What is the purpose of a sway bar?
A sway bar is part of your vehicle's suspension, which includes your wheels / tires, springs, shocks, steering system, linkages, bushings, and joints. Sway bars help your ride handle turns and prevent body lean, the last thing you want while operating a motor coach or RV! via
Can sway bar links cause popping noise?
The popping sound could also be the strut bearings. Disconnecting the sway bar links, then turning the steering wheel while the car is sitting, and listening for the popping noise should help confirm the source of the noise. (If the noise goes away after this test, you have confirmed that it is the sway bar bushings.) via
Can sway bar links cause squeaking?
Sway bar end links usually cause a clinking sound (due to looseness in joints). A creaking sound can usually be traced to a dry bushing in a control arm. Spraying with a lub will sometimes stop it for a while, but usually the control arm has to come out. via