How do you replace sway bar?
You have to remove the end links, then remove the sway bar bushings (there are two) and the sway bar will come out. Sway Bars usually do not need to be replaced unless they are bend or completely broken. It is usually end links being worn or the bushings being warn out.
Remove belt tentioner bolt and belt (from top), and support bolt (from bottom). Remove driver wheet and unbolt sway bar, replace wheel. Remove passenger wheel and support vehicle. Remove sway bar bolt, sway bar can now swing up and down. Remove lower splash cover. Remove alternator from opening in fender well while pushing down on sway bar. Replace in reverse order.
A sway bar is a torsion bar mounted laterally on a suspension and is designed to reduce side sway. The sway bar attempts to accomplish this by transferring movement from one side of the suspension to the other. This is done through the connection of a torsion bar to each side of an axle by flexible links. (Sway bar links)
1998 pathfinder that rocks side to side at speeds of 55mph or more you replaced the struts and you still have the same problem?
The sway bar bushing is located inside the the clamp that secures the sway bar to the frame. They use a busing to allow a little flex in the sway bar but not enough to cause a clank sound everytime the bar is flexed. So if the bushing is worn or gone your sway bar will make a bunch of clunk/clank sounds when the car is in motion.
You cannot get at the bolts so you have to lower the sub frame. 4 bolts need to come out on the sub frame with boards and a jack to lower the frame just enough to get at the sway bar bolts. Not too bad after that 4 bolts holding two brackets on the sway bar come out replace bushings(made of Rubber) some have grooves in them which is good to know before you buy…
How do you know if you need to replace the link bushings on a front sway bar of your 1991 Mercury Cougar LS?
Common problem with these 2000-04 fords, there is a sway bar link (approximately 12" long) which attaches the front strut to the sway bar mounted on the cars underside. The link ends wear and cause a "sloppy" connection between the two points. This is then herd while driving and hitting potholes as a "clunk". Just replace the sway bar link and everything will be fine!
1998 Buick Century front sway bar replace.How do you get the old sway bar out does something else need to be loosened or removed?
Very Simple, Raise the cars front end, remove the wheels, remove the sway bar links on each side. Remove the two bolts on the bracket holding the sway bar on each side and then wiggle it out. I just replaced my rack and pinion and had to remove the sway bar to have more room to work and it was not hard at all.