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Old 01-18-2011, 11:30 AM
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sway bar bushing removal !

i am getting ready to do the sway bar bushings . i got a bushing kit from energy suspension and tools required . what i need to know is do i have to use a press of some sort to get the stock ones out or is there another way . any help is appreciated cuz the clunking noise is DRIVING ME MAADD !!!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:22 PM
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a press is the only way i know of. but maybe you could heat them up?
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i had to use a press to get mine out.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:49 PM
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i had to use a press also. theres absolutely NO way to do it without one. there TIGHT
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well, i got under the truck today to check out the sway bar and the front one is solid . i swear the last time i checked it had play . so i proceeded to check the rear and that one is DINKED ! could the rear sway bar bushings being bad cause the sound to seem like its coming from the front or do i have another issue ...( besides buying the front bushing kit instead of the rear ). nobody has ever accused me of being smart , lol .
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well, i got under the truck today to check out the sway bar and the front one is solid . i swear the last time i checked it had play . so i proceeded to check the rear and that one is DINKED ! could the rear sway bar bushings being bad cause the sound to seem like its coming from the front or do i have another issue ...( besides buying the front bushing kit instead of the rear ). nobody has ever accused me of being smart , lol .
Which kit did you buy for the front? I have a noise in mine but I think it's the lower shock mounts. I'm gonna do new shocks all around but think I may just do the sway bar bushings and links at the same time.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:53 AM
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i got them off ebay for 40 bucks or so , they are the Energy Suspension bushings and i think the dealers name was energy-suspension dealer .
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there are c looking mounts on the sway bar. thats what went out on mine. i to had a horrible clunking from the front end. a shop couldn't charge much to press them out. the new energy one dont need to be pressed in.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:47 PM
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ya , spoke to a buddy of mine and he says he has a press so i'm good to go . i guess all i have to do now is get my back on the snow and do the work . is it possible for the sway bar to seem solid and still make a clunk when going over bumps ? the back bar is really loose but the noise sounds like it comes from the front and the front bar is tight .
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ya , spoke to a buddy of mine and he says he has a press so i'm good to go . i guess all i have to do now is get my back on the snow and do the work . is it possible for the sway bar to seem solid and still make a clunk when going over bumps ? the back bar is really loose but the noise sounds like it comes from the front and the front bar is tight .
yes its looks all solid, but if you move the sway bar i could kind of reproduce the clunk. the old bushings looked fine but were not. im willing to bet once you switch theses out your clunk will be gone.
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