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strizzlow20

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I am replacing the sway bar links and not the sway bar bushings. Do I have to remove the entire sway bar in order to replace the links? Any guidance to an old post or advice is appreciated. I was going to do this by removing the entire bar but if Im not replacing the sway bar bushings I don't see the need. Thank you.
 



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Nope, Just take the nut off the bottom of each end link and go from there. Might want to cut it if it won't come off since you're replacing them.
 






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I had to cut mine off. They were super-glued on, if you will. And as if case hardened. Have a sharp cutter handy. 97 5.0 AWD.
 






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I didn't have any cutting tools when I had to cut it, I used a drill. Worked perfectly... A lil redneck but it worked..
 






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Thanks! I just wanted to check. I don't have to replace the sway bar bushings do I?
 






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Thanks! I just wanted to check. I don't have to replace the sway bar bushings do I?

i would replace them if they have not been, but that is just me (one less thing to do later on, 2 birds w/one stone kinda thing) plus they are not very much $ or hard to disassemble(4 bolts), so to me that is worth it.

but check them out you may not feel you need to.
 






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Where can I get the sway bar bushing? I checked Auto Zone and Advanced Auto and cant get them.
 






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