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post #1 of 103 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Front swaybar link

My Acadia started rattling a couple weeks ago, turns out it was the L/F Swaybar link. Seems awful new for this to go bad already.

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post #2 of 103 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 07:19 AM
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Re: Front swaybar link

Had mine replaced at 38K.

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post #3 of 103 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 09:04 AM
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Re: Front swaybar link

Can either of you be more descriptive in regards to the rattle? I have a dull thumping noise coming from the right front (passenger side). It sounds almost like the tire is bouncing on the pavement. The dealer checked the suspension, but said all was good. They attribute the noise to the tires which it could very well be. I've noticed my Goodyears producing more road noise as they get miles on them (I have about 37k miles on them now). I can't wait to kick this tires to the curb. They are the worst tires I've ever had.

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post #4 of 103 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 09:29 AM
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Re: Front swaybar link

Mine was kind of a muted metallic thump when you would hit a decent bump while turning and the suspension would compress/release. Diagnosed as worn tie rod bushings. However, it still does it every once in a while so that may not be the actual problem.

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post #5 of 103 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Front swaybar link

It sounds like a really light rattle. Most noticeable when driving at slower speeds over small bumps or imperfections. The part itself looks a lot like a tie rod end and the ball is loose in the socket.

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Re: Front swaybar link

Why did I say tie rod?? I meant sway bar linkage bushings.

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post #7 of 103 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Got it replaced Saturday, took less than a 1/2 hour. My Acadia was parked right next to another that had the whole engine/tranny assy out. Looked like they were replacing the transmission. It was a sad sight.

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post #8 of 103 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 03:30 PM
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Re: Front swaybar link

Just had both front swaybar end links replaced at 18K miles. I had the tech ride with me since the rattleing/creaking noise was somewhat obscure. It took him less than a block of travel over normal to slightly undulating road surface to say he knew what the problem was.

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post #9 of 103 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 01:44 AM
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Re: Front swaybar link

Hi Everyone,

I have an 07 that makes a clunking noise when the vehicle is rocked side to side. I can stand and push on the top of the Acadia and rock it from side to side and hear this loud clunk coming out of the wheel well area. Almost sounds like it's coming from just behind the drivers wheel.

Is this similar to your experiences? When driving the clunking only happens at low speeds and going over small bumps. Very noticable when cabin noise is minimal.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.


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post #10 of 103 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 07:25 AM
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Re: Front swaybar link

I had the same problem with my 08. I had to have the front sway bar links replaced. I have over 60,000 miles so it wasn't covered under warranty. rides great now.

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