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Sway Bar end link reinstall help..

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Johnders2586, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Feb 8, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    Johnders2586

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    Hey guys ,

    Trying to finish up my coilover install. One damn thing left is reattach the sway bar end link.. the basters doesn't want to go back in.. I got the driver side in.. this one's just not budging.. any tips or tricks for this?

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  2. Feb 8, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    Danman34

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    Loosen the bolts where they attach at the frame. Put the jack under the spindle and lift them up to align the hole.
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    rustytoys

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    its the back of it that hangs up - just put a jack under control arm until front of hole is aligned - may need a small pry-bar to make small adjustments, put bolt in - then from there get the back of the bushing aligned by using the jack and a 3-lb sledgehammer at will, once close start turning the bolt with a wrench by hand until started; the bolt has very good threads and will start easily even if bushing is not perfectly aligned.

    Btw, I always install the coilover FIRST, that way there is down-pressure on the control arm for the jack to push up against.
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    Johnders2586

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    Well I got it in. I undid the botls that mount to the frame an that gave me enough wiggle to get it back in place. It was cockeyed an didn't want to streighten for the bolt to go through. But I got it.. although getting the bolts that mount to the frame back on ended up being a similar PITA pretty sure I cross threaded 1..

    Thanks for the assistance
     
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  6. Feb 8, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    Yes, I would never mess with the mounting bolts personally - as you saw it opens up another can of worms; you can get it lined up within a minute by simply making small adjustments between a jack/hammer/pry-bar.

    Glad to hear you figured it out though!
     

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