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  1. Robo21

    Robo21 Gold Member

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    Hi guys,

    My wife and I returned from a nice relaxing 100 mile drive today and when we got back we washed the car. My wife was washing the driver's side rear wheel when she discovered this suspension piece that was loose and floating in the air. The bolt hole empty. It looks to me like it's a sway bar or maybe a brace of some sort. But without a shop manual and getting the car on a lift I don't really know.

    Can anybody tell me what this piece is? Anyone have a shop manual with an exploded diagram of the rear suspension parts?

    Here are a couple pics.

    Rear Loose Piece.jpg

    rear loose piece2.jpg
     
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    You lost the sway bar nut. Best bet take it to the dealer and have them replace it as it can kinda of be a pain to get it back on yourself. You can drive it just avoid those potholes or hard corners as you might hear a clunk from it hit the link. I would pull the bolt and zip tie that sway bar link so the bolt don't fly out or the link doesn't hit anything.
     
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    Jettster Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    Your sway bar link has lost a nut-ok to drive to dealer if not rubbing on anything but needs attention right away-and don't corner hard...
     
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    Good, that's what I was hoping to hear, thank you very much for the replies guys! :)
     
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    I have a very good connection with my dealer's service manager. I am sure he would give me the parts and the torques specs. Is there some kind of tension or loading that I need to be concerned with? I don't mind taking it in but just trying to understand the rationale. Thanks again!
     
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    Well if you do it yourself you will have to lift the Kitty then use a jack under the A-arm to bring the A-arm up so that the end link will reach the sway bar as the suspension will unload when you put it up on jack stands. It's not hard just kind of annoying especially with non-adjustable end links. Also as him for the torque specs on that end link bolt.
     
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    Say no more, "annoying" sounds like an understatement. ;) Dealer it is.
     
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    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Sucks, sounds like they should fix u up
    Soon!! Good Times Ahead!!
     
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    While we are on the subject of jacking the car up, I couldn't find anything in the owner's manual about jacking points on the undercarriage. Do we need a puck or some sort of attachment to lift the Hellcat with a floor jack? If not, where are the jacking points?
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    About a foot forward of the wheel well there is a cone shaped jacking point. To get to it I use a scissors jack on the pinch weld to get high enough to slide my floor jack under that jack point.

    ***** I just noticed that you have a Challenger. My kitty is a Charger so there may be a difference, but probably similar.
     
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    Is that the plastic looking thing?
     
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    Yes
     
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    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey robo you will be ok when you service it. Let us know how you make out
     
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    MattG Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    I would let the dealer do it. then it is documented and on file. Just in case you develop any other
    issues, it can be in the system for you.
    And an excuse to meet the service Rep and Tech. Get to know them and get friendly.
    Matt

    Edit: a good excuse for them to do any updates to your system and or stereo.
     
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    The assembly line worker screwed up big time. She missed her torque check.
     

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