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Re: Sway bar links (archive)

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Posted by Pete Vanson on September 25, 2001 at 10:47:11:

In Reply to: Sway bar links posted by Dave M. on September 24, 2001 at 08:09:11:

Any tips on removing the upper bolt of the sway bar link (level of difficulty rises with the amount of rust)? The location seems too tight for a closed-end wrench or a socket due to the taper of the mounting piece. It looks like you could get at it by removing the thin shield behind the rotor, though this seems like overkill for a simple job. I've done the WD40, heat, and pound routine.

-Dave, 93 525i

I did it by holding the nut in the housing with a ring spanner and then turning the drop link joint
Since you're changing the link it doesn't matter that it's no good afterwards. When you put the new ones on make sure you turn the nut though and hold the joint ! The new ones go on a lot easier than they come off because you can turn the nut !!

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