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Unread 04-19-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
sarath
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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?

Thanks!

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Unread 04-19-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 04-21-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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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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