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I have noticed a rubber ring just before my swaybar bushing. The ring is badly damaged and needs replacing - however, I have no idea what it is called and thus cannot find a replacement.

Could anyone tell me what the rubber ring (picture below, arrow) is called? Thanks. enter image description here enter image description here

  • What vehicle is this. If we know the specifics, we can look it up to see for sure. – CharlieRB Jun 29 '17 at 18:35
  • It's a Seat Ibiza S 1.4 16V from 2005. I don't think this part is standard, haven't seen it while reading any literature related to the vehicle. – Bart Platak Jun 29 '17 at 22:53
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That looks to be like a broken lateral swaybar lock. It's supposed to keep the sway bar from moving side-to-side through the bushing (so that its only motion is torsional).

You tend to see this in the aftermarket for increasing suspension performance, like here.

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    You're right. Detail in the pic didn't lend to me seeing it. Deleting my answer as such. +1 and good catch. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 29 '17 at 19:36
  • I believe you are correct - thanks! I have somehow never heard of them before. I cannot find a part number - you may be right about them being aftermarket. I may buy a set and replace both sides soon :) – Bart Platak Jun 29 '17 at 22:57
  • Its a sway bar bushing, not a lock. – Moab Jul 2 '17 at 1:34

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