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Old 11-01-2012, 03:35 PM
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Sway bar bushing replacement qiestion

I'm going to replace the front "U" shaped plastic bushings. I got the Ford parts. The bushing is one continuous circle where the bushing goes around the bar. I don't see how it can be inserted or slid on the bar. The ones currently on the truck look like they have a slit cut in them so the bar can pass through. I assume I need to cut the slit in them? Use a sharp knife? Or do I have the wrong part?
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I'm going to replace the front "U" shaped plastic bushings. I got the Ford parts. The bushing is one continuous circle where the bushing goes around the bar. I don't see how it can be inserted or slid on the bar. The ones currently on the truck look like they have a slit cut in them so the bar can pass through. I assume I need to cut the slit in them? Use a sharp knife? Or do I have the wrong part?
Uhhh...if you have the correct Ford OEM part it has a slit in it.
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Ahhh yeah, I just changed mine less than a year ago and they also were slit.

I remember hearing a long time ago about bushings that weren't slit, I think they were mis-built possibly. I would take a utility knife and cut them, you have almost no chance of sliding them all the way down the bar
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Ahhh yeah, I just changed mine less than a year ago and they also were slit.

I remember hearing a long time ago about bushings that weren't slit, I think they were mis-built possibly. I would take a utility knife and cut them, you have almost no chance of sliding them all the way down the bar
Yeah, cutting it is the only way I see to do it. The dealership only had one in stock and had to order the second. So when I pick up the second one I'll check it first. I need to replace the one now as the old one came out of the bracket and slid down the bar. Thanks.
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