How to Replace Sway Bar Link on a Chevy

How to Replace Sway Bar Link on a Chevy

DIY Cost: $30-$90
Est. Time: 1-2 hr
Difficulty: Easy

This guide provides instructions on how to change sway bar links (also called stabilizer or end links) on Chevrolet vehicles.

Symptoms

  • Clunking noise,
  • Rattling from the front end,
  • Loose suspension,
  • Poor handling

What you will need

To change Chevrolet sway bar links, you will need a few basic tools.

Procedure

  1. Jack up your Chevrolet and make sure to set the parking brake.tie rod replacement guide

  2. Remove the front wheel. Place a jack stand under the vehicle to support it. 
  3. Locate the sway bar link that you need to replace. chevrolet sweay bar link
  4. Remove the nut that secures the sway bar link to the front strut. Chevrolet  Spark, Sonic, Bolt, Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Corvette, City Express, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Sonic, Blazer, Astro, HHR, Uplander, Avalanche etc. Sway Bar Link Location
  5. Remove the lower nut that secures the sway bar link to the sway bar. 
  6. Install the new sway bar and torque the nuts according to the manufacturer's specification.

You do not need to carry wheel alignment when you replace only the sway bar links. 

Changing the sway bar end links is an easy job that can be completed in less than one hour.


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