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Re: Rear sway bar links (archive)

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Posted by Kim Henshaw on March 29, 1999 at 20:09:22:

In Reply to: Rear sway bar links posted by DRM on March 29, 1999 at 09:58:32:

Did you have the car up on chassis stands or a jack?? If so, you will find it MUCH easier to do if you have the car's full weight on the suspension when you are doing this repair. Hoist is ideal but ramps will suffice - ask me how I know!!

Good luck..

: Does anyone have a trick for getting new links onto the sway bar ends with the bar still in the car? After having a hellish time getting the old ones off, I couldn't even get the new ones started on - the hole in the rubber bushing is just too small. No way to get leverage and lubricants (NeverSeez and WD40) didn't seem to help. I ended up putting the old one back, cracked rubber and all, for the time being. And I double-checked with a dealer that I had the right links ("There's only one typie for the E34")

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