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Old 06-26-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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cant remove front sway link!

My front passenger side sway link is busted. They are quick disconnects and the bushing on the bottom along with the rod and pin are gone. I can get a new link for about $25 but i cant for the life of me get the old one off! there is nothing on the bottom holding it on anymore and i took off the nut at the top but the link wont budge. Ive tried spraying with wd-40 and tried loosening it up with a few blows from a hammer but it just wont move =( PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Old 06-26-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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Torch that SOB. It'll come out. I don't have quick-disconnects, but when my stock driver side link broke, I took a propane torch to it for a minute or two and it came right out. If you don't have a torch, just buy one- they're cheap and you'll probably use it a handful of other times throughout your jeep ownership.

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Old 06-26-2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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Grab hold of that bitch with a big pair of ChannelLocks and pull it off to one side as you tap the end of the sway bar with a hammer. Works every time. Sometimes you'll need to work the old link from side to side as you tap the swaybar, but it will come out.
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Did you try it with a pitman arm puller? Those have worked for many here. Also ask if they have something smaller than the pitman arm puller since they seem to pop out for some users. You need to press it out with force, you dont need to hit it with a big hammer. if it doesnt go withing couple blows of the hammer, you will only make it worse by hitting it more. This is when you need a steady strong force the pitman arm puller offers.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:38 AM   #5
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Try a using a tie-rod fork and a small 5 lb. sledge hammer.
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I just posted this same problem. I still havent gotten my stock links out yet. I tried hitting it with big hammers (just starting mushrooming the end of the bolt), heating it up, tie rod fork (bent it) and a 3 jaw puller (gets real tight and eventually flies off). I think I am going to take the whole sway bar off then hold the sway bar in a vise and come down on it with a 20lb sledge hammer. If that dont work then cut them off and drill the holes back out?!
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you have to put the swaybar against something solid or it'll just absorb the impact.
you can take it off, or put something solid/heavy against the backside of the swaybar and hit the link. it'll pop off one way or another.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:28 AM   #8
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Brace the sway bar with a 2x4 so it won't flex or absorb any movement. spin the nut up to the top of the threads so when you hit it, it won't mushroom. The hit it a few times with a good sized hammer. That should be all it takes to get the thing out. You can also try heating it with a torch that might help.

Or as a last resort, take the nuts off and then flex the front end on something. That should put enough pressure on it to pop it out. You'll have to do this one side at a time. When one side lets loose, put the new disco on it and then flex the other side.
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They are quick disconnects and the bushing on the bottom along with the rod and pin are gone.
hey guys i think by that he means the top is the only thing left
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hey guys i think by that he means the top is the only thing left
My bad, I missed that part. Just exactly how are they connected to the swaybar? I assumed we were talking the standard "threaded rod inserted from the bottom with a nut on top". A pic would sure help at this point.

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