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Old 05-19-2006, 01:49 PM   #11
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Like Lash mentioned, it'* probably not life threatening and it will not throw off alignment in any way.

The sway bar and endlinks keep your car from swaying or tipping into a corner. My sisiter was missing both endlinks for an unknown amount of time and never noticed. I fixed her up last night and she made no mention that she noticed a difference.
Ungreatfuls what she was.........Good ole Larry the cable guy.
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It'* just a sway bar. Driven cars for many miles with the links totally busted off, and didnt notice till i looked under car. Drive it , fix it when ya can. dint go to long because it does put additional stress on your other front end parts.

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It'* just a sway bar. Driven cars for many miles with the links totally busted off, and didnt notice till i looked under car. Drive it , fix it when ya can. dint go to long because it does put additional stress on your other front end parts.

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That'* what I was going to ask. Seems like a legitimate mechanical issue to me....
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there is a HUGE difference on the bonnes when the front bar is out, so I would assume it is the same for you. Just be careful durning turns, you dont want it let go during a turn.

It wont hurt alignment.
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It'* just a sway bar. Driven cars for many miles with the links totally busted off, and didnt notice till i looked under car. Drive it , fix it when ya can. dint go to long because it does put additional stress on your other front end parts.

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That'* what I was going to ask. Seems like a legitimate mechanical issue to me....
im not sure either, i originally posted in Gen Chat...and i went to look for it and i was like wha?

im gonna swing by our mechanic before i go to work just to get a second opinion, although i already value all those here just as much if not moreso than his.
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The magical mods moved it over because it'* not a bonneville.

Doesn't mean it'* not important to us and that the GH'* and members are not on top of helping out. Only means it didn't fit under the bonneville description.

LH...don't try to autoban the car and take fast curves...you should be ok until you can locate a suitable replacement.
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Sorry I forgot you had a Olds As Bill and I said just take it easy. I dont know why they listed this as a diffacult repair, not like you got to break a tie rod or ball joint loose. Shoul be able to find a suitable one in a junk yard, Wire brush it done , paint, put new links in.
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Actually he might need to pull a tie rod to get it in there...but it probably isn't too bad.
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Sorry I forgot you had a Olds As Bill and I said just take it easy. I dont know why they listed this as a diffacult repair, not like you got to break a tie rod or ball joint loose. Shoul be able to find a suitable one in a junk yard, Wire brush it done , paint, put new links in.
well it involves lowering the subframe, disconnecting some steering parts, and just seems kind of a pain to do, especially since i dont have a lift available, and i dont even have any jack stands.

plus i will apparently need to procure new subframe-to-body bolts according to GM because once you take them loose you have to get new ones?
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It'* possible they have some coating to lock them down or are torque to yield like head bolts.
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