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2004 gto front sway bar removal

Haven't bought a replacement bar yet but will be. when looking at the sawy bar on the car it looks as tho its going to be a bit difficult getting it out off the car. Anyone have any step by step with pics?

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OneRob
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SOURCE: Front Left Sway Bar Link

The front stabilizer shaft (sometimes called a sway bar) is mounted to the top rear of the frame and to the lower control arm. The shaft is attached to the frame with clamps and rubber insulators and to the control arms with insulator links.

Try http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: front sway bar

Should be behind the front wheels and is mounted to the control arms and the body . Most have sway bar links on the control arms, but some are mounted with clamps.If it is broken or the bushings are worn it is easy to fix. Just make sure you tighten the bolts with the car's wieght on the ground or the bushings will squeak going over bumps.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

moparownr
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SOURCE: To replace front sway bar links

end links are straight forward, remove the old and install the new, sometimes you have some trouble if the ball end spins while removing the nut, look at the nut side of the joint and there is a hex key hole in the center to hold the joint still while removing the nut

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: need to replace rear struts

It depends on who does it. If you are doing it by yourself, I would allow at least a couple of hours on each side, although it should take no more than one per side. If you have air tools and a lift, it should take between an hour or two from start to finish, since removing wheels, bolts etc would be fast. Hope this helps you, Rick

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: front seat removal - 2004 pontiac GTO

Unplug and unbolt them nothing special.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace 2000 mercury sable sway bar links

It does require loosening of the sway bar mounting bolts. If you don't there is no way you will get this job done.Good Luck.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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