Chrysler Cordoba Sway Bar Link Kit
Surefire Signs It's Time for a Chrysler Cordoba Sway Bar Link Kit
Broken sway bar links of a Chrysler Cordoba are quite easy to detect. There are various sights, sounds, and sensations that indicate these parts need replacement. The only tricky thing you have to take note of when trying to diagnose the problem is that the symptoms can be mistaken for a problem with other parts of the car's suspension system-namely the tires, shocks, and struts. Read on to know what the extra cues are that clearly show the sway bar links have gone bad. Don't hesitate to buy a replacement kit if you have any of these signs on your car:
Unusual clunking noise
Hearing loud, annoying, and clunking noises coming from somewhere in the front-wheel assemblies are a sign of a broken sway bar link. You may hear it coming from either one of the two wheels. Even if it feels as if the road is level, you're just in the middle of another ordinary ride, and everything seems to be normal, roll down your windows and you may easily notice these sounds better. This type of symptom is even more audible every time the car passes over potholes and bumps.
Increased tilt when turning
Sway bars work most when the car handles corners. When doing this, weight is shifted from the middle towards the side of the car which you are turning to. The sway bar comes into action by redistributing the load to the other side of the car and returning balance. If it seems as if the wheels on side of the car opposite the turn excessively elevates even for a short period of time, you have busted links. Be extra attentive to be able to feel such episodes quickly. If left the problem gets worse, the car is already too dangerous to be driven.
Poor ride quality
Ride quality is greatly compromised if the sway bar links are damaged. Other than the excessive tilt when turning, the Cordoba also becomes extra wild and shaky. You begin to feel the unevenness of a bad road, it becomes difficult to keep the car straight, and the steering wheel is tight. It's possible that other parts in the suspension system are to blame, but with the other symptoms discussed, the links are the more culpable.