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Old 05-25-2003, 06:40 PM
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What's this thing and what's it do?

I have a rattle in my rear passenger tire/suspension area in the '94 wagon. I found this ~10 inch verticle rod that has a thru bolt in the top which connects it to another bent rod, and a < > looking part on the bottom that I think also has a thru bolt. It is very loose. It is the most aft of the suspension parts. Is it dangerous to drive with this thing like it is? It is isn't ready to fall out but I don't like to take chances with safety. I just had the rear control arm bushing replaced - should my mechanic have picked this up too?
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Old 05-25-2003, 06:42 PM
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Sounds like a stabilizer link to me. It is not a safety item.
Steve Brotherton
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Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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Old 05-25-2003, 06:47 PM
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Replace it. The mech may not have seen it if it were not worn through.

I don't like to take chances with safety
What are you doing even driving then?
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Old 05-25-2003, 07:01 PM
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I love this site. Thanks guys.
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