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2000 gmc sonoma - steering issue? broken part


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beardinc
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Jan 12, 2013, 4:12 PM

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Hey everyone. I've got a 2000 GMC Sonoma approx 150000 km. No idea what that is in miles.

Yesterday I was just moving my truck up to the garage to give it a good cleaning when I felt a pop. I found a part that looks like it snapped off. It looks like a bushing or something? It sits in behind the front driver side tire. Looks like it connects from the frame to something else. Really not sure don't know much about cars.

I want to try and do the repair myself if possible. I'll post a picture hopefully someone will know what I'm looking at. Thanks in advance.

Can't seem to figure out how to attach an image


Discretesignals
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Jan 12, 2013, 4:24 PM

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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 12, 2013, 8:46 PM

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Before you even get your pic my guess is "sway bar pin" broke - common. Careful but you can just see and move it if so and one end (lower) broke off. Should actually be in towards front of vehicle. New they look like this..........


It would set in place upright installed.

If so, they are cheap as things go. Usually harder to get old ones out than a new one in with a bolt rusting up in a spacer sleeve. Apart they look like this.....


It's just a wild guess without a pic of yours broken and essentially should be simple. You need to be able to tilt vehicle or pry on bar to finish getting a bite with the nut on the bolt is all it is. If HD and alone (just fussed with my own) was a pest as the freaking bolt was a tad short and bar was too strong to listen to me persuading it for a while.

This if so, is so basic for a tech with some tools mostly to remove old ones that you should be able to just let a shop do it while you wait. Again if this item do both sides and if rusty at all if you don't have some tools can be a project and they aren't.

BTW 150,000 KM X .62 = 93,000 miles and don't ask me to speak metric I'm too oldCrazy - T






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