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2008 F250 - Replace Track Bar

I just ordered a new track bar for my 2008 F250 because the driver side
bushing is shot. I'm looking to do the job myself, but I had a few questions
and wondering if a few people can help answer them?


I) Can you remove the bolts on the driver and passenger side with just
hand tools and elbow grease? Or would you recommend using an air
impact gun?


II) Will the track bar come off with ease once the passenger side bolt is
removed? I've seen conflicting information about needing an air chisel to
pry lose the track bar.


III) What are the socket/wrench sizes needed to remove the necessary
bolts/nuts? I found that a 30mm is needed for the driver side bolt, but
I couldn't find any information on the passenger/driver side nuts.


IV) Does anybody have a video or pics of one being replaced for a 2008 F250?
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I just ordered a new track bar for my 2008 F250 because the driver side
bushing is shot. I'm looking to do the job myself, but I had a few questions
and wondering if a few people can help answer them?


I) Can you remove the bolts on the driver and passenger side with just
hand tools and elbow grease? Or would you recommend using an air
impact gun?


II) Will the track bar come off with ease once the passenger side bolt is
removed? I've seen conflicting information about needing an air chisel to
pry lose the track bar.


III) What are the socket/wrench sizes needed to remove the necessary
bolts/nuts? I found that a 30mm is needed for the driver side bolt, but
I couldn't find any information on the passenger/driver side nuts.


IV) Does anybody have a video or pics of one being replaced for a 2008 F250?
track bar is an easy one. take it off on driver side first the loosen passenger side keep nut on and get a BFH and hit the bar till it pops. then put new bar in and tighten the sh** out of the driver side because it has to be at like 405 ft-lbs. and a trick to getting it to line up is have someone move the steering wheel to line up the bolt on the drivers side. and I use hand tools on it.

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track bar is an easy one. take it off on driver side first the loosen passenger side keep nut on and get a BFH and hit the bar till it pops. then put new bar in and tighten the sh** out of the driver side because it has to be at like 405 ft-lbs. and a trick to getting it to line up is have someone move the steering wheel to line up the bolt on the drivers side. and I use hand tools on it.


Thanks. I don't even have a torque wrench that gets anywhere close to
405/ft lbs. I'll be using hand tools and the handle-bar from my jack which
double's as a nice extra long extension to get you leverage.

Once I get this track bar installed, I'm selling this truck.
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