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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Question: Replacing snaped front end sway bar

 

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Intrigue02, Verona, NJ, April 05, 2011, 10:44
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The front end sway bar has snapped at the link connection on the driver’s side. My question, is this a repair that I should try to do myself? I am mechanically inclined, have changed tie rod ends and done other major repairs on other vehicles.

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    April 05, 2011, 10:55
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    you will need the sway bar and both end links.
    it is tight to remove but not a bad job. just be carefull of the steering rack and hoses.

    Roy

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    Visitor, April 05, 2011, 12:05

    Thanks. Looking up the part they sell a sway bar kit (includes a solid bar, links and bushings). I was going to order the kit. Another question, one instructional manual suggested removing the lower sub frame and disconnecting the steering shaft, do I really need to follow those instructions? Thanks again.

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    mastertech6371, April 05, 2011, 12:15
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    in some cases, i have lowered the rear sub frame but i never had to disconnect the steering shaft. once again, it is tight but take your time and be carefull.

    Good luck

    Roy

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