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How hard is to change the rear sway bar end links. can i just change the bushings that go from the link to the sway bar? what tools of what sized will i need to do the job? thanks for the help guys. Jess
 

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Well since you live in oklahoma theres probably not much rust on your bird but theres a nut on the buttom that has to be taken off. Yes you can replace those bushings but i'm not sure if you can just buy them with out buying a whole new endlink. Also you have to remove the upper part of the link thats on the sway bar.
 

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On mine, it was the bushings in the upper end that were rotten and causing a bit of a rattle. I bought the poly kit from MN12 Performance to replace mine, and while the bar bushings are a tight fit, and they they to be greased periodically (I put grooves and grease fittings in mine, and hit them with a shot of grease at every oil change), it's a nice, fairly inexpensive upgrade.
 

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what kind of tools will in need? i dont have alot of tools and i hate getting half way into a job and having to go buy something so what size of wrenchs and sockets adn such will i need? Thanks agian guys. and ohh yeah there is a fair amount of rust the car is an ex- texas highway patrol car. thats waht attracted me to is the motor and tranny are great but the suspension is shot. but agian thanks for the help guys. Jess
 

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Basic metric hand tools (sockets/wrenches, I think 13 and 15 mm were all I needed), possibly a c-clamp and a third hand to hold the sway bar bushing brackets against the subframe (if you replace them).

Don't crush the lower end link bushings too much. The upper bushings use a metal sleeve to prevent it.

It's a little easier with the rear wheels off. May as well see what else needs work, too.

And a lot of PB Blaster to free the rusted parts.
 

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thanks guys. its gonna cost me like 60 bucks for parts plus what ever for tools but you guys still rock. oyur the only forums that i know of that will tell you the size of tools you need. Thanks agian, Jess
 
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