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Auto parts place says I need the rear sway bar replaced - is this the same as the links and bushings? It's a bar in the middle of the car that leads to both wheels in the rear. If it does need to be replaced, approximately how much does this cost? I called a few repair places and they said it's unusual to have to replace the entire bar and is usually only the links/bushings. Please advise.

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Yes, unless the bar is broken. Are the links broken? Just replace whatever is broken or worn out. Usually the bushings under the holddown clamps and the links and/or link bushings.

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