Do I need to jack up to replace sway bar links?

Do I need to jack up to replace sway bar links?

If you jack the car up, or put it on jack stands, the wheels will be in full droop and the end-links will have tension on them. If you put the car on jack stands then you need to jack both wheels up to ride height to install/uninstall the end-links. Stock bushings bind so this is necessary.

How tight do sway bar links need to be?

While it generally takes about 14-foot pounds of pressure to tighten the nut down, there is an easy way to ensure you don’t overtighten the bolt that doesn’t require the use of a torque wrench. Tighten the bolt down until you see two threads sticking out from the bottom of the nut after it is installed on the vehicle.

Is a sway bar under tension?

no there isn’t any tension on the sway bar……. No worries, the sway bar isn’t “loaded”. As long as you move the truck up or down evenly on both sides, it will stay unloaded.

How much does it cost to replace sway bar links?

You can typically have sway bar links removed and replaced for somewhere between $75 and $150 per link, depending on which auto repair shop you take it to.

How to install front swaybar end links?

Incorrect adjustment of sway bar link length will lead to premature failure

  • Ensure all sway bar link ball ends are in a neutral position for maximum operational articulation,see Figure 01
  • For vehicles with equal length OE links on each side,both adjustable sway bar links must also be of equal length to ensure ball ends are in a neutral position
  • What are the symptoms of a bad sway bar link?

    Poor or Unpredictable Handling. A broken or damaged sway bar link can cause your vehicle to handle poorly,particularly if the sway bar link is broken.

  • Unusual Noises. Another symptom of a damaged sway bar link can be unusual noises caused by the link.
  • Appearance.
  • What is a bad sway bar link?

    reduced handling: a broken sway bar link means the sway bar is no longer attached to the vehicle. as a result, the car may exhibit more body roll and reduced handling. the changes can be subtle, however, so this may go unnoticed.