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These are all the tools that are needed for this guide:
  • These are all the tools that are needed for this guide:

    • A 14mm socket wrench

    • A 4mm Allen wrench

    • Penetrating Lubricant

    • A lug wrench

    • Two new Sway Bar Links

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Use the lug wrench to loosen the nuts but, DO NOT take them off.
  • Use the lug wrench to loosen the nuts but, DO NOT take them off.

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Use the Hydraulic Jack to jack up the car.
  • Use the Hydraulic Jack to jack up the car.

    • DO NOT USE THE JACK TO KEEP THE CAR LIFTED. Place jack stands or cinder blocks underneath.

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Take all the nuts off and then the tire.
  • Take all the nuts off and then the tire.

  • For safety, place the tire under the vehicle in case the jack fails. You may also use a jack stand instead of the tire,if you have one.

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This is the location of the sway bar link.
  • This is the location of the sway bar link.

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Use the Penetrating Lubricant to spray on the nuts, both the top and the bottom. Use the Penetrating Lubricant to spray on the nuts, both the top and the bottom.
  • Use the Penetrating Lubricant to spray on the nuts, both the top and the bottom.

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Use the 14mm socket wrench to take off the nut. If the sway bar link's joint is spinning and the nut does not come off, then use the 4mm Allen wrench to hold down the sway bar link. See the second picture for details.
  • Use the 14mm socket wrench to take off the nut.

  • If the sway bar link's joint is spinning and the nut does not come off, then use the 4mm Allen wrench to hold down the sway bar link. See the second picture for details.

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Repeat step 7 for the bottom one.
  • Repeat step 7 for the bottom one.

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After taking all the nuts off, use a pie to push down the sway bar so that it is much easier to take the sway bar link off.
  • After taking all the nuts off, use a pie to push down the sway bar so that it is much easier to take the sway bar link off.

  • You can use the pic from the Hydraulic Jack if you don't have one.

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To put the new sway bar link in, use the bar from the jack to push down the sway bar and then insert the new sway bar link back in.
  • To put the new sway bar link in, use the bar from the jack to push down the sway bar and then insert the new sway bar link back in.

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Use the 14mm wrench or 14mm socket wrench to tie up the sway bar link until it is tied. Do the same thing for the top one.
  • Use the 14mm wrench or 14mm socket wrench to tie up the sway bar link until it is tied.

  • Do the same thing for the top one.

  • The 4mm Allen wrench is not necessary for this step because the sway bar link is new.

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Now put the tire back in and tighten it up by hand until you can't tie it any more.
  • Now put the tire back in and tighten it up by hand until you can't tie it any more.

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Slowly and carefully drop the car back down. Now go ahead and tie up the tire.
  • Slowly and carefully drop the car back down.

  • Now go ahead and tie up the tire.

  • Wheel lug should be torqued to 80ft/lb

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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