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FRONT END RATTLE THE BALL JOINTS HAVE BEEN REPLACED i NEED THE NAME FOR THE BAR BEHIND THE BALL JOINTS SOME KIND OF STABILIZER BUT WHAT?

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The name is SWAY BAR, might be front or rear.

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