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Old 11-27-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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i'm a dummy on suspension so bare with me.....

so i was under my car earlier just looking around and i noticed something missing from the front suspension....the part that holds the bar that goes to the flat peices on either side that bolt to the frame?...the one on the other side is about 4-5" long..the bar has about an inch wide hole where the missing peice screws into it...then I assume it bolts to the flat part that goes to the wheel/brake....may just sit on it though...some sort of stabilizer bar?


anyway...is it safe to drive with this missing until I can replace it?
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a picture is worth a thousand words.

I have no clue what you are talking about.
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i'm a dummy on suspension so bare with me.....

so i was under my car earlier just looking around and i noticed something missing from the front suspension....the part that holds the bar that goes to the flat peices on either side that bolt to the frame?...the one on the other side is about 4-5" long..the bar has about an inch wide hole where the missing peice screws into it...then I assume it bolts to the flat part that goes to the wheel/brake....may just sit on it though...some sort of stabilizer bar?


anyway...is it safe to drive with this missing until I can replace it?

Sounds like the endlink to me, Look at this pic and tell me if it resembles what you're thinking:

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here'* another more zoomed out

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you can drive w/o endlinks but handling will be very...truck like (car will roll a lot)
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yup..its an endlink alright..its been drifting to the right for awhile now..guess now I know why!


thanks!
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yup..its an endlink alright..its been drifting to the right for awhile now..guess now I know why!


thanks!
I'd suggest you replace all your links with Energy Suspension while you're at it.
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This is the thread for 10 times more information than you'll ever need for replacing the endlinks.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=5791
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jOnly thing to add is that with the car on jackstands you can use your jack under the suspension for the wheel you are working on to push up and help you get the nut threaded on the bolt. Otherwise it'* a tight fit.
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