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Old 07-17-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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What is this and how do I tighten it?

I noticed a little rattle when I went over the reflectors on the road. Only on the drivers side. So I got under and started shaking things around and checking that all the nuts and bolts were tight. Everything looked good till I saw this. The washer is loose. I checked the passenger side and it was tight.

I tried to tighten it but it just spun the bolt around when I tried to tighten the nut. I held the pin and tried to turn it but couldn't get it to move.

Is this broken and need replaced or is this just loose and I can tighten? If it's loose how do I tighten it, do I need an impact gun? And last but not least ... What is it? Newb questions I'm sure but I want to learn. Thanks!!
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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Sway bar quick disconnect. You can't tighten it more than what the pin does.

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Old 07-17-2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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That is a modification the PO did so the sway bar can be disconnected. If you do not want to disconnect or stop the rattle, you need to replace with a nut and bolt
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Use another washer
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:00 AM   #5
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Use another washer
Yeah that might work
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:09 AM   #6
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If I were to remove the nut and pull the bolt out is anything gonna need to be supported. Or can I just move it around with my hands and put it back together. I've got a street and minimal tools right now.

Sounds like it's not a big issue. At least right now. Just bugs me with the noise.
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For a short-term fix, wrap with elec. tape
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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They're quick disconnects - so you can disconnect the sway bar off-road and get more axle articulation (up & down).

The rattle won't really hurt anything - you can try to tighten it up with another washer, as suggested... even put a little grease on it.

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