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sarath 04-19-2014 01:01 PM

2008 WK sway bar bushing removal query
I am trying to replace the sway bar bushings on my 2008 Overland. This is first time I am attempting any DIY on any vehicle ever! I got a craftsman torque wrench which I will use for tightening the bolt to 105ft-lb . However, for loosening and removing the bolt what I have is a standard wrench only 8 inch long with 3/8in drive and 21mm socket. I am just wondering if I should get something longer to generate the torque to loosen the bolt? Just want to know what people have used here.

Also, looks like I have to remove the skid plate to get on the other side of the lower bolt. Is that right?


BAH101 04-19-2014 05:53 PM

The sway bar bushing bolts have nut plate on the backside, so you don't need to get behind it.
Get yourself some 1/2" drive sockets and ratchet and a 24" breaker bar to work on the bigger stuff. You will break your 3/8" stuff eventually.

sarath 04-21-2014 03:33 PM

Thanks! Yeah..found that out when I actually removed the bolts. The tools I has worked for now..but yes, I will eventually upgrade to 1/2 inch drives.

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