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Unread 07-19-2016, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Avalon rear tire connecting and stablizing thing?

Guys I have a problem,

Car: TOYOTA AVALON 1996
PICS - AVAlon rear balancing things .... - Album on Imgur

As I was driving along the highway i heard strange noises, then all of a sudden the car became extremely unstable. I pulled over and had a look at the rear passenger suspension. There are rods that connect the rear wheels to each other and one of the them broke off. The guy who towed my car told me that they were for making sure that the rear wheels turn the same amount.

So I need to replace the broken rod. Does anybody know what this thing is called? And is it something that the average joe can do?

Any chance you can find it on amazon?

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Hard to make out exactly what it is that is broken.

This should help.


48710A or 48720A?
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Whatever the exact component may be, the description of what the entire linkd does sounds accurate, especially considering the description of car instability.

You'd be amazed at the amount of steering cars (and virtually all vehicles) do without you making a single adjustment to any of the controls.

It is detrimental to stability and I'd really go get it fixed. To explain exactly how it does that is quite a subject to wrap one's head around but I'd soon give it a stab.

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it is a control arm, you have 2 at each side, one is adjustable, other is not, if you have solid one broken, easy replacement, 2 bolts, if it's the other one, also easy fix, but it would require 4 wheel alignment, even thou you have only 1 wheel affected.(shops do not do rear wheel alignment only, it is either only front or all 4. also some shops may refuse to do alignment if your struts are weak, or tires too worn out. or strut bolts are too rusted. keep that in mind. but if i see the pic correctly it is the one that is solid that broke.

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Thanks for that!

So it is a control arm. Is it in the image that Mr. Car Guy posted?

I found these -

https://www.amazon.com/Moog-RK641859...96+control+arm

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...EC1026225.html

Is there anywhere else to find it cheaper?
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The links you posted are correct for the non-adjustable arms. I can't tell from the pictures you posted, too dark, but if the broken part does not have threaded adjusters you are good.

Price, those are great prices, I wouldn't expect anything much cheaper. Moog is the better choice.
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Got a better picture -

I have a picture of the one that is not broken. The one that is not broken is exactly identical.

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It looks like it is the adjustable part, or not?

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That is the adjustable link, has the threads & nuts.

You need this part, they are left & right sided so get the correct one.
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Ok so it is adjustable -

I found this on amazon and it is suppose to fit exactly in place in my rear right side which was the broken part -

https://www.amazon.com/OES-Genuine-C...ds=control+arm


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