Sorry in advanced if this is in the wrong section or an extremely novice question. I'm more of a computer geek than I am a car enthusiast.
My 2004 Infiniti G35x seems to have a rusted shaft / rod that attaches to the left front wheel assembly. On the right side of the car this shaft / rod is completely gone (nothing is connected to the wheel assembly). There seems to be a fairly large bolt that keeps the whole thing together, so I'm not sure how much supporting the rod actually does / did. I do not know the proper term for this part, but I would like help in determining what it is called.
I've mentioned this particular part to the Infiniti dealer in the past when the right side of the car still had the shaft / rod (it was broken in half and hanging at that time.) They did not seem too concerned as they said that the overall functionality of the car would not be hindered and it did not pose as a threat.
There does not seem to be any issues with steering or functionality of the car with the lack of a shaft / rod on the right or a rusted shaft / rod on the left. My question to you is should this be of a concern?
Here is the left side of the car:
Here is the right side of the car:
Thanks in advanced!