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Old 05-13-2009, 06:48 PM
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TJ Sway bar link trouble!!

Hi guys,
I have a 2000 tj with stock suspension, the sway bar links are broken.
I got new Moog links and cannot get the tapered end to "pull" into the sway bar hole, the ball joint just spins in the housing. Do I need to have these "pressed" in with a special tool?
Should I put the "disconnects" on instead of just replacing the links?
I don't really off road my jeep much, but the stock ones broke!
What is my best option??

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Old 05-13-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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I just had to replace one of mine and in my experience if you take the sway bar completely off the frame and lay it on some wooden blocks, you can beat on the old links with a hammer without it bouncing... Disconnects are super handy, but if you're not into wheeling it then you probably don't need to worry to much about that, especially if you already bought your new setup.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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when i replaced them on my dads 98 after getting the old ones off to get the new ones to set in i got the bolt started and when it started spinning i parked one wheel on something so the suspension would flex and it gave enough pressure so it wouldnt spin and would tighten up
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I just replaced this part on my Jeep, I used a stack of fender washers(about an inch) tightened the nut as far as it would go, loosened it and removed one washer. I repeated this about ten times. I was able to slowly pull the the stud into the seated position. Good luck, I hope this helps you out.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:09 PM   #5
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Id say upgrade... put on the some quick disconnects. its always a good option to have, plus it will be easier install them. Taking the sway bar completely off sucks because the rear bolts are trapped under the body, so you will have to loosen the body mounts and jack it up the body to get off the sway bar mounts... in the end always opt for the upgrade!
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