Suspension Problem: Control Arm Bushings?
Hello! Iím new to this site, but Iím hoping someone can help me out. Iíve searched for a bit but havenít found the answer to my exact question. So, here it goesÖ I took my Cobalt in because of a clunking noise (from the front end) it had going over bumps. Anyway, when the car was up on the lift, the mechanic showed me that he could easily move the stabilizer bar up and down. He told me that I needed to replace the control arm bushings. I just bought this car (used with 80K) so Iím not too familiar with its suspensionÖI know control arm bushings are a common cause for the clunking noise on Cobalts, but would bad control arm bushings really cause the stabilizer to be loose? Or, is it more likely that the bushings on the bar itself or the end links are bad?
Any input is appreciated, or even a good diagram of the front suspension? The one in my repair manual was not much help. Thanks!