07-15-2012, 10:32 AM
I have a 2001 Sequoia Limited 4X4 with approx. 75K miles. While changing out my O2 sensor (Thank you tundrasolutions forum) I saw this on the front drivers side. Can anyone tell me what this part is called? It seems easy to replace, is that true? Should I replace both driver and passenger sides? (passenger side look fine) What else should I know?
07-15-2012, 10:52 AM
That sir is your front sway bar end link and is very common to have broken.
07-15-2012, 02:30 PM
Yes you should definately replace both sides. Do a search on the Gen-1 Tundra thread for recent posts about different ways to remove the existing hardware (due to rust preventing easy removal). From your pics I'd guess it won't be a simple remove/replace due to corrosion.
07-15-2012, 02:52 PM
Thanks....I'll start soaking the fasteners while I look up a replacement kit. By the time the parts are delivered hopefully I can remove the old ones. I haven't seen a lot of recent information in the 1st gen sequoia forum. I'll definitely try the Tundra section.
07-15-2012, 02:56 PM
Within the past week there have been numerous posts pertaining to this same issue on the Gen-1 Tundra forum, including some suggested sources for the parts (instead of going to the stealership).
There are numerous on-line sources lots cheaper than any retail dealership parts counter.
07-16-2012, 06:37 AM
I found a replacement (Moog Sway Bar Link Kit K90680) for less than 1/2 of the Toyota OEM price. You were right the Tundra 1st Gen forum helped a lot. Now I've just have to remove those rusted links that are on the truck now. A/C inside or 90+ degrees outside.
Thanks again everyone!!!!