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Swaybar removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by grindkings, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. grindkings

    grindkings 1/2 ton status

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    How do i get the large bolt that holds the sway bar to the leafspring off?
     
  2. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    If it's being stubborn use a breaker bar.If you don't have a breaker bar slide a piece of pipe over the handle of the socket so it extends the handle and gives you better leverage.

    try spraying with some penatrating oil as well(WD40).
     
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    grindkings 1/2 ton status

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    man...theres really no room for a breaker bar......and they do turn just like anyother bolt right?
     
  4. BobK

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    Take the tire off.Lot's of room then.
    Ya,turn it counter clockwise to loosen it.
     
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    Righty-tighty...lefty-loosey.

    I used a 2 foot breaker bar when I undid mine.

    Rene
     
  6. grindkings

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    well....i'm not talking about the leaf spring bolts..the sway bar bolt is vertical so the cheater bar would be hitting the under carage.
     
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    Yeah, they turn just like any other bolt. Just spray a lot of pb blaster on it and keep going at it. If you have access to an impact wrench, they seem to work well in that situation. I know there is very little room, but when I took mine off I had to use a piece of pipe over the end of the wratchet. It would only turn one or two clicks every time, but at least it worked. Just keep giving it hell.
    -Harrison
     
  8. BobK

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    Are you talking about the drivers side bolt?
    It doesn't matter really,there's still room for a wrench.Like posted above,it may only be able to turn it a click or two at a time but you can still get it.
     
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    both passanger and driverside.
     
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    try putting some heat on it
     
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    awsome guys.. POPED right off..Thanks for all the help.
     

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