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Front and rear sway bar links are loose

I had both front and rear sway bar links replaced in May/08. apparently the bolts keep coming loose. It is now one year later and the same problem has occured. Is this a Envoy characteristic or faulty workmanship? Has anyone else had this problem? How can this avoided in the future?

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I'm not sure if this problem is logged on Envoy allot or not but it makes seance that the manufacture would have thought of this when designing these suspension systems. They have only been doing this for several decades now. This sounds to me like a lazy mechanic. He did not want to take the time to install the lock washers on the bolts So to me this would most defiantly be a case of faulty workmanship. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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This is the 1st I have seen this complaint, the problem most likely is the rubber parts compress and allow the bolts/nuts to come loose as the tension comes off as the rubber parts get smaller, I would think that lock tight thread lock should have been used or nylock nuts, so I will go with faulty repair work.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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The sway bar link kits come with new lock nuts. These are one time use nuts. Once they are removed they cannot "lock" when they are re-installed. Reusing these nuts will cause the nut to eventually to bak off a thread ot two therby causing a rattling or clunking noise over bumps.

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