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What I suppose to be the stabilizer bar/sway bar, whatever you call it, has broken.. What parts to get to repair and where?
 

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The sway bar is a |______| shaped bar that goes from one front wheel to the other. Is that's what broke, or just the short links between the bar and control arms.
 

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Re: 99 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance Stabilizer Bar repair help!?!?

If you are talking on the front of car you probably are talking about sway bar links. Do yourself a favor and get the MOOG units. RockAuto has good prices on them usually.
 

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Re: 99 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance Stabilizer Bar repair help!?!?

My service stability control light came on two days after i noticed a klinking sound. When i got under the car, the bar was broken, out of its place and dragging on the ground. Its the piece that goes into the engine, not the links.
 

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I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing. The sway bar is bolted to the engine cradle. No part of it goes into the engine.
 

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Re: 99 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance Stabilizer Bar repair help!?!?

I mean it goes under the car to the other side, and it moves with the wheel when i turn it. This is my first car so I don't really have much experience.
 

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Turns with the wheels? No that wouldn't be the sway bar. Sounds like you might be talking about the tie rod, but the car wouldn't be drivable.


Does the broken part look like these:



Or the ends of this:

 

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Re: 99 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance Stabilizer Bar repair help!?!?

No it's more like a bar coming from the shock springs and the linking to another one and going underneath the car.
 

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Sounds like he's identified it correctly. Broken sway bar is far from unheard of. It's yet another one of those 'late model' '80's-early 2000's GM idiosyncrasies. A little more common on the W-body than others. Rust + hollow bar = breakage.

Dorman makes a lot of replacements. You might find one by them. If not, you'll probably need to resort to the dealer or a salvage part.
 
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