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    Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    Hey guys! I need help finding a part number. I have a broken droplink on my front sway bar. I can find all of the parts around it, but not this one. The dealer said they can get one in a few days for $90, which seems very high for a 4" piece of metal with a couple of heim joints. They also wanted almost $400 to fix it. I think not. Anyway, I'd like to compare prices, but they wouldn't give me the part number. It's going to be #4 in the diagram here:

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    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    Rock Auto/GMpartsdirect/Chris at Rippy Cadillac (he's on this website and contributes a lot as well as his company is a sponsor.)

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    I've done a lot of business with Rock Auto, highly recommended. But since they are an online company you have to wait a few days for the shipment. I haven't changed a sway bar link in my Caddie yet but others have been a simple job. As far as the $90.00 price, that sounds like a typical dealer rip off.

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    I checked GMpartsdirect, and they have parts 1-3, but don't have the droplink listed.

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    It's a very easy job. Done that on a number of cars, but you gotta have the part first...

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    [QUOTE=DaddyRocket;12067954]I checked GMpartsdirect, and they have parts 1-3, but don't have the droplink listed.[COLOR="Silver"]

    Follow Tinman`s & Remmyman`s advice and visit Rockauto, they list them for $25.00

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    Quote Originally Posted by 99flhr View Post

    Follow Tinman`s & Remmyman`s advice and visit Rockauto, they list them for $25.00
    I did see those, but not the ACDelco part for the AWD, and I'd much prefer to have matching parts. So I guess I'll get two of those and replace both.

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyRocket View Post
    I did see those, but not the ACDelco part for the AWD, and I'd much prefer to have matching parts. So I guess I'll get two of those and replace both.
    Just a note, GM (ACDelco) doesn't make these parts. Like all auto brands, they purchase parts from certified suppliers and assemble cars in assembly plants. There is no reason to 'match them" unless you feel like spending more of your $$. I haven't seen anyone here that has had to replace this part.

    Good Luck, Marv

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    Do yourself a favor, buy aftermarket improved links.... A little more but problem is solved.....Do both sides (ends) You can get them with improved bushings as well.... Some with grease fittings..... Also, White line makes end locks for the sway bars.... Will give you some additional handling benefits..... All of this improves the OEM sway bar handling characteristics.... Not as good as bigger/adjustable sways, but better than OEM.

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    Re: Need help with a part number - front sway bar droplink

    Needed one for my '99 Eldorado. Ordered it from the GM (He's a Chevrolet Agency) dealer next door to where I
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    Had my Eldorado link by nightfall the next afternoon.

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