Question about 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

1 Answer

93 caprice rear end sways side to side around 60 to 70 mph or when the wind is blowing pretty hard. changed the bushings on the sway bar. the r and f shocks. inst ssway b link kit. was thinking of changing all the a frame bushings next. any suggestions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

Besides changing the bushings, did you check the sway bar itself or the degree of the linkage bolts, in time seeing as it's 16 years old now it may have been stressed and bent, buying smaller linkage bolts with stiffer bushings may help tremendously...worst case scenerio you may have to replace the sway bar itself.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Rear suspension sway axle side


could be rear wheel bearings - they come as a complete assy with brake hub - approx $45 each side - 1 hour per side for replacement. Also replace the rear sway bar links $8 for a set - other than that you could have a bent wheel and or loose rear control arm bolts - remove the rear wheels and check all mounting bolts - I had this problem and my rear end felt like it was shimming when I went around corners - 5 minute fix

Oct 27, 2013 | 2000 Ford Focus

3 Answers

What are swey bars on a ford focus


A sway bar is a suspension piece that keeps the left and right side of vehicle connected to help with turns. They are held together through sway bar links at each end, which are fairly common to break or rattle over bumps.

Mar 27, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

HOW MUCH IS TO FIX A BROKEN REAR SWAY BAR?


Broken rear sway bar? Were we doing some rock crawling? You can order them online for around $150, and very simple to replace. Shop around to have someone put one in for you, as this is a very simple job and takes maybe 30 minutes to do. One thing to keep in mind, your swaybar end links may need to be replaced also while they are in there. Also the rear swaybar bushings may need to be replaced also. Endlinks are about $37 ea for Moogs. Bushings are around $8 for both sides.

Feb 12, 2011 | 2003 GMC Envoy

1 Answer

Not sure how to change sway bar bushings


there two sets, one is a round rubber that bolt to frame in the center of bar, these hardly go bad but if these are the ones then just remove the 2 bolts holding the bracket around bushing and remove do the same on other side, if its the sway bar links at the ends of the bar which are the common ones to go, then this is easy also, just remove the top and bottom nuts and remove the arm heres a picture of it to help you.1c1597e.jpg

Sep 23, 2010 | 2008 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

Install rear sway bar


a sway bar is usually u shaped and hooks to the body and the tops of the u hook to the axle with links that have bushings. most jeeps dont have a rear sway bar.the panhard bar is the rod that goes from one side of the axle to the body on the opposite side. its sometimes mistakenly called sway bar. it keeps the body from moving side to side around corners. then there are the torque bars they keep the axle from trying to rotate when accelerating.
none of this would be real expensive but if its been lifted a bunch then you may have problems

Mar 22, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

2003 Saturn Ion vibration begins at about 60 mph. Tires are good and in balance and show no signs of uneven wear. Had tires rotated as well to see if problem changed, it did not. Had local mechanic put...


Try replacing the end links to the front sway bar. The sway bar end link bushings may be worn and needs to be replaced, buy the sway bar end link kit with the urethane bushing. They last a life time and cost about $45.00 for both sides at Parts Source or Auto Zone and takes you less then 30 min to repalce both sides. Good Luck and keep me posted. Worn bushing to the sway bar, shocks and steering component will cause vibrations out on the highway.

Feb 22, 2010 | 2003 Saturn ION

2 Answers

99 chevy venture front sway bar broke


The sway bar is pretty easy to fix. Here's a video that will show you exactly how to change the one in your Chevy Venture.">

Feb 22, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

1 Answer

I have a 1999 Cavalalier that has a knocking sound on the passengers side(strut area) I thought that it was the strut so i changed that but the sound is still there so I changed the motor mount and the...


Check the sway bar bushings on the frame and the sway bar end links, it's common for the sway bar bushings on the frame to go bad and the sway bar end links bushings to go bad. You can buy the urethane bushings at Auto Zone or Parts Source for around $35.00 for both sides.Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to know your got your car running 100% again soon.

Oct 31, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Rattle under car going over bumps


Take a close look at your springs. My 99 Audi A4 had a creaking rattle that happened when I went over a speed bump or dip in the road, and it turned out the bottom of each rear spring was broken. I replaced them and the noise went away.

Another possibility would be the sway bar end links. Since the sway bar is worked pretty hard, the bushings in the end links will wear out eventually. This can cause some clanking. Look behind the wheel hubs - you should see a short bar or bracket attached to the hub at one end, and to a bar at the other end. The bar will go forward or back a short way, and then across the bottom of the car to the other wheel hub. That's your sway bar. The bushings in the end links (the short attachment bars that anchor it to the wheel hub) or in the body brackets (some cars bold the center of the sway bar to the body with a bushing in a bracket) could be deteriorated and allowing the bar to bang around on the body.

Finally, take a look at the suspension itself. Do any of the bushings where various parts meet appear to be cracked, leaking fluid, or gone entirely? There should be no gaps between any suspension pieces at the points where they meet. If there are, you're missing some bushings and may well have found the source of your noise.

Jul 21, 2008 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Logo

296 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63291 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21981 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...