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The car sways when i hit a bump in the road, why is this..

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Hello

Does it seem to be the front end that does the sway?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
No it more in the rear
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Thanks,

The most likley cause is the stabilizer bar bushings. They can be inspected easiest with the car in the air to see if they have shifted and the bar is off center.

Tha that combined with a good 4 wheel alignment (the rear camber and toe can be adjusted) is really about all we see with these cars that cause the sway.

I recommend a GOOD front end alignment specialist to do the alignment, because ALOT of your "average front end alignments" are done too quickley and the rear gets over looked many times.

 

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
or maybe it is an I don't realize it. That it is in the front.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Its possible, because its hard to tell sometime, but the front has a stabilizer with bushings as well. And like i mentioned, combined with a good 4 wheel alignment, should get you all straightened out (your car i mean) :-)

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