how to know if my front sway bar is bent and why my end links are loose and bent?

I have a 1966 El Camino 283 SBC with a powerglide tranny. Everything original. What would a bent front sway do? What would it sound like and how would it effect the steering and etc.? i just hit a curb last night and shot up into the dirt. The driver side was the first to hit. After i got home i went to inspect everything under the car and i noticed the end link was bent at the top where the threads are on the passenger side and the driver side end link bushing were loose? What could have caused this? What can be done to fix this? Do you think the sway bar is bent? Here's some pictures. I dont expect you to know if the sway bar is bent. its hard to tell since i didnt get a good picture of the whole thing. SO what do yall guys think?

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  • Gomer
    Lv 4
    7 years ago
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    Sway bar is naturally bent to avoid contact with frame/suspension. Look at it from all angles compare the left and right bends... should be equal...if not then the sway bar may be bent.

    The links/bushings are called "Sway bar links"

    They connect sway bar to lower control arm. They can be replaced easily and are inexpensive. upgrade to polyurethane for better performance and longer lasting. Sway bar bushings (at frame near radiator) are also replaceable.

    If your sway bar IS bent, it will affect cornering and body roll...

    Source(s): 26 yrs auto exp.
  • bisto
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Bent Sway Bar

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    There are more than one front sway bar systems on the Crown Victoria, but it looks to me like it has a link to the top of the knuckle, and the link has 2 joints in it. The sway bar does not look like it is supposed to connect to either control arm.

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  • 5 years ago

    no this will not cause a pull ,lots of things will though could be as simple as a low tire (there is a sticker with tire sizes and psi in side of the dr door if its still there) most good alignment shops will do a free insp go to a good shop there is a worn part on every car with at least 20/30k on it and a good shop has enough work with out trying to sell susp parts that u dont need. good luck

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