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Unread 05-17-2001, 09:08 AM   #1
winokko
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sway bar disconnects

Hopefully not too dumb a question.....whats the frickin trick to get the top bolt loose on the stock sway bar. I tried a bit of hammering & a prybar but to no avail! Seems I'm going to have the same problem when getting the center bolt out for the new steering stabilizer/shock. Thanks In-advance

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Unread 05-17-2001, 12:03 PM   #2
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i had the same problem with the swaybar links.i had to remove the whole assembly(swaybar&links)to be able to hit it harder with a hammer.(the bolt might be fused to the bushing sleeve)
as for the stabilizer; try a balljoint/tierod fork,if not,i had to remove the tierod from the steering knuckles and the center link and the stabilizer came right off . wilhelm nj
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Unread 05-17-2001, 12:59 PM   #3
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Dunno about the sway bar, will find out later this summer.
As far as the steering stabilizer goes, I just did mine...wow...I beat on that siezed up thing for a while, till I realized I squished out the bolt a bit so that once it broke free it wouldn't come out of the hole. So i hacksawed off the mushroomed end of the bolt, and then used a tierod fork to lever the thing out. The Rancho that replaced it uses a much more logical setup for the bolt, so hopefully I won't have to go through that again!

So anyways, my point is, don't beat on it, go get on of those forks first! Mine was 10.99 at Advance Auto...looks like a big tuning fork.

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Unread 05-17-2001, 01:38 PM   #4
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I had the same issue abou the top bolt of the sway bars. You need to get a ball joint seperator, or pickle fork. Place it inbetween the swat bar and the connections, and hit it hard young man. If will take any where from 30 - 100 hits for it to come off.
If you look in hte suspension section, look for the topic named swaybar discos. I got some good advice.
Good luck and have fun.

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