If the sway bar stabilizer link is there then there should be a stabilizer bar connected to it.no, i actually did my rear shocks... so i'm positive i don't have a rear sway bar attached to the arms. anyone have an 07 to verify? this is weird. i guess i'll try to find one. handling seems normal to me.
According to Edmunds all 07 RAV4 have a rear sway bar and end links. Try looking again.I have a 2007 base. I don't see the rear sway bar (and link) like rav4sytem showed in the picture. I just cleaned the brake. Even that I cannot find the rear sway bar. It is really strange.
Did you replace only the rear one? How much did it cost and was it easy to fabricate one? I installed some "shock absorber buffers" which are polyurethane cushions installed in the gapping of the springs, that proved to be a miracle as body roll was heavily reduced. But now I'm thinking about improving the sway bar and taking these buffers off as when I go offroading it is too stiff.My '08 Limited has one, it's in the garage. That's because I had it replaced with a thicker one to quash body roll in hard cornering.
I have an 06 rav4 base model. I can say with certainty that it does not have a rear sway bar. No links where they should be. I replaced the front sway bar bushings, then went to do the back; only to find that there were none to replace. Can you please let me know what you ended up doing, as far as installing one?i was replacing my struts/shocks this weekend and noticed i don't have a rear sway bar installed. it's a 2007 Rav4 sport. i'm looking at the rear arms and it looks like they have never installed. are there any years/models that do not have it?
I didn't see anything dangling or tucked up there. No remnants of the "top halves" of the stabilizer links, which I would be thrilled to find (because they'd be attached to the sway bar I was hunting). I'll look up there again, just in case! After that, I'll check salvage yards or at least price one out at the local dealership. If you have any suggestions for a source, they will be welcome.They all came with one. The end links have a tenancy to break due to rust. Maybe your bar is still tucked up there. Maybe the previous owner removed it.
I am fairly certain that ALL RAV4's came from the factory with a rear sway bar. Seems like this could be something that people have removed. I suspect that the end links break, and rather than replacing the links, the owners (or the shops) just remove the bar. It is tucked pretty well up and away. Here is a picture of the rear bar. If you want to replace yours the parts are fairly cheap. I just looked up a bunch of part new and used on ebay. Part list would include:I didn't see anything dangling or tucked up there. No remnants of the "top halves" of the stabilizer links, which I would be thrilled to find (because they'd be attached to the sway bar I was hunting). I'll look up there again, just in case! After that, I'll check salvage yards or at least price one out at the local dealership. If you have any suggestions for a source, they will be welcome.