Can a broken sway bar link cause tire wear?
Also asked, can you drive with a broken sway bar link?
Depending on the vehicle you're driving, you may have a front or a rear sway bar, or you may have both. If you suspect that a sway bar is broken, you can still drive the car, but you must use caution.
Also, what are the symptoms of a bad sway bar link? Some of the common symptoms of a bad sway bar bushing or sway bar links going bad are:
- clunking noise,
- rattling noise,
- knocking uneven noise road,
- lack of stability when driving and noise going over speed bumps.
- poor handling during turns.
In this way, can a broken sway bar affect alignment?
sway bar does not affect alignment.
Why would a sway bar link break?
Because the sway bar itself is a torsional swing, the sway bar link smooths the motion transfer between the sway bar and the control arm. Like many automotive parts, over time the sway bar links will wear out. Water intrusion that leads to rust, age and lack of lubrication all contribute to deterioration over time.