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the wife is having issues with our 2002 sequoia (LTD, 4wd.) I get under, and see ON BOTH SIDES there's something disconnected that shouldn't be (those who know will see immediately, I'm guessing, but it's in the image just to the left of the . But don't know what it's called, and the illustrations in the chilton's are so lousy i can't tell. so here's a pic, someone please tell me what i'm talking about when i call to see about costs of parts and/or shop repair.

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30YRTOYOTAPARTSEXPERINCE
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Your Sway bar(aka stablizer bar) is seperated from the sway bar link. What I really can't tell from the picture is if the nut at the top of the link just came off, or if the link broke. It looks like maybe just the nut came off because it looks like the bottom busing is still ther, but I can't see where the nut would attach. Perhaps a better picture, but the answer to your question is the sway bar is not attached to the sway bar link.


Hope that was what you were looking for. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask me.

the wife is having issues with our 2002 sequoia (LTD, 4wd.) I get under, and see ON BOTH SIDES there's something disconnected that shouldn't be (those who know will see immediately, I'm guessing, but it's in the image just to the left of the . But don't know what it's called, and the illustrations in the chilton's are so lousy i can't tell. so here's a pic, someone please tell me what i'm talking about when i call to see about costs of parts and/or shop repair.

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getting close

thanks. i went to my local autozone and they were no help, then to a dealer service department and they said i had to tow the car in for them to tell me what's up, then finally to a second dealer who told me just what was up and what i needed to fix it. sticker shock when they told me the price on the parts, but fortunately they didn't have in stock. local Salvo Auto had for about 1/3 the price.

so then i get home and try to get the old ones off so i can get the new ones on (both, by the way, were busted at about the same place, ie inside that first bushing.) both of course were rusted stuck and with that ball joint on the lower end, nothing to grip on. many hours of moaning and cursing later, neither liquid wrench nor heat doing the trick, i got a vice grip on the inside and cranked it down tight and managed to get it off. the second one, the heat thing was working fine (got about halfway off till it cooled down too much), till she who must be obeyed got me out from under the car to go out to dinner. hopefully come morning i'll be able to finish it up and get the new one on, and that'll be that.

for posterity's sake, the top locknut is a 15mm, the bottom is 17mm, the hex that goes in the end of the lower stud (the only real way to hold it so you can turn the nut) is 6mm. the kit is around $45 a side at salvo auto, about $150 from the dealer.
 

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Glad I could have been of help. If you need anything at all, don't hestiate to contact me. I'm usually in the forum just about everyday and I enjoy helping the members when I can. If I don't have the answer you're looking for, I'll tell you or I'll try and find it.

FYI, I do give TN members a 30% off MSRP plus I only charge actual shipping costs and $1.00 - $2.00 for materials, etc. I sell only genuine Toyota OEM parts. Just keep that in mind the next time you need something. If nothing else, it can give you something to compare with.

Take care and hope to see you around in the forum.
 

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FYI, I do give TN members a 30% off MSRP plus I only charge actual shipping costs and $1.00 - $2.00 for materials, etc. I sell only genuine Toyota OEM parts. Just keep that in mind the next time you need something. If nothing else, it can give you something to compare with.
Good to know...will keep in mind for next order.
 
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