Mechanics

CHEVY SWAYBAR LINKS

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt

Suspension problem
2007 Chevy Cobalt 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 41922 miles

Is it common for Swaybar links to wear on a 3 year old car. And why weren't they checked when they replaced my control arm bushings last July 2009
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Karenhollis
October 19, 2010.



The biggest enemy of sway bar links is rust, but I would suspect they should last longer.

There area also diferent grades of parts or quality, many shops will use the cheapest part.

Mmprince4000
Oct 19, 2010.
Wouldn't they checked these out when they replaced the control arm bushings because they did not know what wrong until they go in to it.

Tiny
Karenhollis
Oct 19, 2010.
Wouldn't they have checked the swaybar link when I took my car in last July 2009 for the same kinda of noise and they replaced the control arm bushings it seems that they would also checked the swaybar links because they said they were worn out. I can't believe they would be worn out in just a year.

Tiny
Karenhollis
Oct 19, 2010.
I agree, maybe you should get a second opinion.

This type of link should last many years.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/108325_stabilizer_link_1.jpg


Mmprince4000
Oct 20, 2010.