Pontiac Montana Sway Bar Frame Bushing
About sway bar frame bushing
Sway Bar Frame Bushings are typically made of rubber blocks or bushing that aim to grip the stabilizer bar, also known as the sway bar, which further helps secure it to the body or frame of the vehicle. There are mostly one or two bushings mounted on each of the stabilizer bars, held together using bushing brackets. The stabilizer bar is firmly balanced under torsion from the vehicle's weight with the aid of the stabilizer bushing and the bushing brackets.
How sway bar frame bushing work?
The stabilizer bar or sway bar is used to tackle vehicle roll in a turn. When the car turns the vehicle's weight also leans, or rolls up to 30 degrees to the outside of the turn, which places more weight on the outside tires and less weight on the inside tires. This weight difference affects both traction and vehicle steering and handling, the stabilizer bar uses torsion to transfer external weight to the inside, creating a balance when the vehicle is turning. The bushings at the sway bar tie the stabilizer and the body frame of the vehicle.
Where is sway bar frame bushing located?
The sway bar is fixed onto the vehicle's body / frame with sway bar bushings. Two sway bar bushings are normally present for each sway bar. The bushings of the sway bar will therefore separate the sway bar from the body or frame, reducing noise.