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Unread 05-18-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Sway Bar link install help!

Hi everyone, I was recently looking under my car and noticed the the sway bar link totally dismantled and the ball was not attached into the socket anymore. I went to a local auto parts store and bought a replacement, and had everything go OK until I tried to screw the nut into the top to fasten the link. When i was screwing the nut, it seems that the nut was stuck and it not turns with the ball inside the socket. I was wondering if anyone's got any help for me so I can tighten this nut so it stops spinning with the ball.

Theres a link to a part below if anyone can help me with some installation tips.



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Unread 05-18-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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Is what you're saying-when trying to tighten the nut, the ball is turning? Do the install and let the Jeep set on a loaded suspension, on all for wheels no jacks. That will place pressure on the ball and you'll be able to tighten the nut. Air rachet helps also.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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I had that problem too...I just cut them off and added some different one.http://www.energysuspension.com/pages/endl.html
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:36 PM   #4
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I would have bought some of this type..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sway-Bar-Links-Stabilizer-link-Jeep-CHEROKEE-Grand-Cher_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33593QQihZ014QQite mZ7992644647QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


Ask for 94 or 95 endlinks, they have replaceable bushings, im sure they would still fit.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:39 PM   #5
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some JKS discos cost like $20 more then dealer for 2 replacements..
anyway i would get some lock tight, put it on, and hit it with a impact gun, but just put the nut bearly on (so the treads start) that way when you hit it iwht the gun, the nut has a running start
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