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1997 LeSabre stabilizer bar

10-08-2012, 04:44 PM
With all the salt the municipalities use on the roads up here, my front stabilizer bar on the left side rusted through. I recently put on new tires and had a wheel alignment. Both shops did not indicate that this was a problem to worry about. I sure don't do any autocrossing with that old Buick, but should I consider replacing the bar? With 150K miles on the Buick, I'm not sure I will keep it more than a year or two anyway.

Tech II
10-09-2012, 12:00 PM
Yes, you should replace it........it's fairly easy to do.....probably need to cut out the old links......don't need another alignment if you do this.....

10-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Tech II:
Is it a safety issue or a mechanical issue such as wear on the wheel bearing, or both, as a reason for replacement?

Tech II
10-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Safety......if you have to do a hard or panic turn, it keeps the car flat and helps prevent a rollover....

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