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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-12-2007 Thread Starter
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Exclamation 1996 Mustang GT Rear Stabilizer Bar Rattle!

I have a 96 GT, i dont know what mods have been done to it. I just know i heard a bad rattling under my car. I had i checked out and was told it was the rear stabilizer bar. The question i had is do i have to have this to drive the car. At least take it off to stp th rattling until i can get a new one. Is this part a nessessity to the car? Thanks

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There are bushings that you could buy to replace the bad ones. They're not that expensive if they are the sway bar bushings.

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They told me the sway bar was snapped in half, so thats not it but thanks anyway
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I have a 96 Cobra and had the same problem. First started with a slight rattle then got worse. I took the sway bar off to find it broke at the back bolt hole on the passenger side. A few of my buddies also had this problem and from what I have saw there are no bushings.
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Nope there are no bushings on my 96. I think you could probably drive the car for a short period of time with no issues. Just make sure you don't take corners hard, and get it replaces as fast as you can. By leaving it for too long, you can wear down the bushings on the control arms.

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Yes driving to long without your sway will ruin the control arm bushings. I found this out the hard way as I HAD to drive mine around without the sway bar due to a blown head gasket in my daily driver. I now have the steeda rear sway bay and love the different in the handling. Next is the 03-04 cobra motor and tranny swap from my old cobra which is now totalled
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