Keeping Body Roll at Bay: A Guide to Troubleshooting Your Dodge Durango Sway Bar Link Kit
Making sharp turns on your Dodge Durango requires a certain level of stability to prevent road accidents and serious injuries. But cornering would be a breeze if you have a complete Dodge Durango sway bar link kit handy. Together with the sway bar, this link allows your Dodge to make sharp turns without flipping over and becoming an instant road hazard. Over time, the sway bar link may wear out and break, causing poor handling and increased body roll. A broken or bent sway bar link may also cause the sway bar itself to become detached from the vehicle's suspension, resulting in even more problems when cornering. If you think your sway bar link is damaged or broken, it would be best to do some troubleshooting to get to the root of the problem quickly. Here's a quick troubleshooting guide to help you out:
Clunking, squeaking, and clicking
If you hear any of these unusual noises, then it's a sign that your sway bar link is badly damaged. Since the link is broken, the detached sway bar will most likely swing around and knock against your vehicle. This excessive sway bar movement creates clunking and clicking noises that can be heard especially when cornering and going over bumps. A missing or damaged sway bar link bushing will also cause rattling noises, so do a visual inspection of the bushings first before buying a new Dodge Durango sway bar link kit.
A broken sway bar link will cause poor handling and excessive body roll, resulting in decreased ride quality. To test the sway bar link, observe your vehicle's handling when making turns or cornering. If the handling feels a bit twitchy, then a broken or bent sway bar link is most likely the culprit. Unpredictable or poor handling is often an early warning sign that the sway bar link is already worn out. Check the sway bar if it is still properly connected to your vehicle's chassis. A damaged link should be immediately replaced to avoid problems when cornering.