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So I think the rattle I am hearing from the front end is a bad stabilizer end link on the passenger side, but I am hoping folks here can help confirm. I am not sure what I expected to find when crawling under the car, but both stabilizer end links look the same at first. But I can sort of twist the bottom of the passenger side by hand. I can’t on the driver side. The little rubber boot seems to be intact. But I am assuming the connection within the boot is broken. Does this seem right?

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I had a 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 SE that had multiple stabilizer links go bad through the years. I usually took a rubber mallet with a light to medium tap to the end (what you've highlighted) to test the link. It's not totally unusual for these to wear out. Hopefully not terribly expensive either, and I would replace them in pairs on the same axle. That should get rid of the annoying rattle. And obviously check out the other thread listed above for more info on this specific vehicle too I'm sure.

- Tim
 
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