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Hyundai Sway Bar Link | Stabilizer Link Replacement Guide

Learn how to change the sway bar link on Hyundai Entourage, Elantra, Accent, Santa Fe, Sonata, Veloster, and other models. Pictures and video clips are from a 2016 Hyundai Elantra.

You don’t need a front wheel alignment if you are replacing just the sway bar end links. Replacing just the sway bar links does not change the camber or caster in the car.

Symptoms

Most common signs that your Hyundai sway bar links are bad include:

  • Clunks
  • Noise when going over bumps
  • Squeaks
  • Excessive roll during turns are also symptoms of a bad sway bar link.
  • Rattling Noise
  • Loose Steering
  • Poor handling

What you will need

  • Hyundai Sway Bar End Links
  • Open Wrench Metric Set
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Penetrating oil

Procedure

  1. Park vehicle on level ground. Turn the engine off and place the shifter in the park position. Engage parking brakes.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts but don’t completely remove them yet. Jack up the vehicle on the side that you plan on replacing the sway bar link.
  3. Apply penetrating oil to the top and bottom sway bar end link bolts.
  4. 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.Disconnect stabilizer link Use a 10mm wrench to hold the stud if it starts to spin. Use-10mm-wrench
  5. Apply penetrating oil to the top and bottom sway bar end link bolts.
  6. 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.Disconnect stabilizer link Use a 10mm wrench to hold the stud if it starts to spin. Use-10mm-wrench
  7. Remove the bottom nut from the stabilizer link.Remove-bottom-nut
  8. Reinstall the stabilizer link in reverse order.Reinstall-stabilizer-link
  9. Tighten the sway bar link nuts to 80 lb-ft.

Hyundai sway bar links may also be called stabilizer links, anti-sway bar links, and sway bar end links. It is recommended to perform a wheel alignment after replacing the sway bar links on a Hyundai. We have published more guides on how to maintain Hyundai vehicles that you may want to check out.

Torque Specifications

  • 80 lb-ft.

Verify the torque specifications by calling your Hyundai dealer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of a bad sway bar link on a Hyundai?

  • As you drive your Hyundai through the neighborhood, your car feels like falling apart. You feel every bump and hear loud noises from the car’s front end. You still haven’t taken the car to your mechanic because you think this will be an expensive repair. Little did you know that sway bar ( stabilizer) links can cause those knocking noises coming from the front wheels, which are relatively easy and cheap to replace.

Can I change the Hyundai sway bar links myself?

  • 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 removing and replacing the sway bar/stabilizer link on Hyundai cars.

How long does it take to change the Hyundai sway bar link?

  • Replacing the sway bar link/stabilizer bar on the Hyundai car is easy and can be completed in under two hours.

We hope you find the Hyundai Sway Bar Link | Stabilizer Link Replacement Guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Hyundai.

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2 Comments

  1. Ahmed Magdy Elmonshed says:

    I had them replaced 10.000 km ago an then they are bad again. I have 17″ rims. What can be bad other than bars

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nailed it! Fixed the problem, car doesn’t rattle, handles better and really was as easy as the video shows. 2013 Hyundai Elantra with 80,500 miles. Thank you for this article!