Yes, you can still drive the car but you will see more body roll.<br>The body roll will be more than you are use to so don't drive hard into a corner.<br>The real question is how did you end up in this situation?<br>Was it not installed properly and the nut came off or did it rust apart?<p>You should fix it or replace both endlinks as soon as you can.<br>
I lost an endlink a few weeks ago on a gnarly back road. It made a pretty loud "Sproing".<br>When I got it in the air to install the new ones, I discovered a <I>hellacious </I>tear in my inner CV boot.<br>I lost it at the upper joint and I'm not sure if it was the floppin' link that got it, <br>( I was putting the suspension under extreme "end of travel" duress on that trip)<br>but I'd say Fix It ASAP... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Danhaggis</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">where the sway bar meets the end link they are no longer connected is it safe to drive the car? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's "safe", <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> but I wouldn't drive it for too long this and it will make a racket<p>I remember when Greg (gdoog) came up to buy now his T5 from me. His (at the time) 99R had a broken link.<br>When I drove it, what a racket it made at every little bump in the road!
I agree with JRL. I drove my '98 V70R with worn out end links and an old sway bar. What an awful ride. <br>100% better with IPD sway bars and new end links. But I never felt unsafe, although it did sound/feel like something was going to fall off going over bumps.