As you drive your Hyundai through the neighborhood, your car feels like it is going to fall apart. You feel every bump and hear loud noises from the front end of the car. You still haven't taken the car to your mechanic because you think that this is going to cost hundreds of dollars. Little did you know that those knocking noises coming from the front wheels can be caused by sway bar ( stabilizer) links and they are relatively easy and cheap to replace.
You can replace sway bar links yourself. It is not that difficult to change sway bar links. It's probably easier than changing the engine oil. In this article, you will find DIY instructions on how to remove and replace the sway bar link/stabilizer link on Hyundai cars. These guidelines apply to Hyundai Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe, Accent, Genesis. Replacing the sway bar link / stabilizer bar on Hyundai car is very easy and can be completed in under two hours.
Replacing the sway bar link can cost between $160 and $300 at the Hyundai dealer or local auto mechanic. That includes labor and parts cost in most cases. If you replace the stabilizer bar yourself, you will spend between $35-$60 for parts. Inexpensive Hyundai sway bar links can be purchased here.
Symptoms of bad Hyundai sway bar (stabilizer link)
- Noise when going over bumps
- Excessive roll during turns are also symptoms of bad sway bar link.
- Rattling Noise
- Loose Steering
- Poor handling
Hyundai Sway Bar Link / Stabilizer Link Replacement
These instructions apply to Hyundai Elantra, Sonata, Tucson, Accent, Santa Fe, Genesis, Azera, Veloster, Equus. Model years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
- Park vehicle on level ground. Turn engine off and place the shifter in the park position. Engage parking brakes.
- Loosen the lug nuts but don't completely remove them yet.
- Jack up vehicle on the side that you plan on replacing the sway bar link.
- Remove the front wheel. Avoid damaging the wheel and bolts.
- Disconnect the stabilizer link from the strut assembly by removing the top nut from the stabilizer link. In this case, this is a 14 mm nut.
- Remove the bottom nut from the stabilizer link.
- Reinstall the stabilizer link in reverse order. Tighten the nuts to 80 lb-ft.