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Need to replace the ball joints in the front sway bar what are they called

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Those would be sway bar end links. It is a very easy task usually, remove what is left of the old end link and then install the new one using all new washers and rubber bushing dampers.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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SOURCE: Front Left Sway Bar Link

The front stabilizer shaft (sometimes called a sway bar) is mounted to the top rear of the frame and to the lower control arm. The shaft is attached to the frame with clamps and rubber insulators and to the control arms with insulator links.

Try http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Caravan Front end clunk.

Had similar problem with 2003 Dodge GC. Replaced the parts you mention + rack & pinion, then to fix the now noticable whining noise, replaced power steering pump and pulley. Fortunately was under an extended warrentee at 46k miles.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a2001 cherokee sport

Clunking noise in the rear of the vehicle is a broad statement. When is the vehicle doing it? Is it all the time or just over bumps? Is it happening only going around curves? Is it a constant bump that speeds up and slows down with the vehicle speed. You would be supprised how many clunking noises can come from the driveline not the suspension. It could be anything from a bushing to your rear differential getting ready to grenade.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 caravan clunking problem

may be boll joint
or sway bar link .

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: replace sway bar end links '97 GMC Sierra

if you put your vehicle information in at advanceautoparts.comyou can search sway bar and find parts that you need - there was someinfo missing on which sierra model you have as far as engine size andvin # match but I came to: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/partlist_Sway-Bar-Link-Kit_78_R|GRPCHASAMS__sway%20bar___

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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Did you lube the sway bar mounting pads? If these are urethane, they will squeak like crazy without silicone lube.

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