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Old 05-08-2012, 09:53 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Front Sway Bar Bushings

So i am gonna replace the front sway bar bushings. Is this an easy task or is it more involved. I searched on here but couldn't find anything. Any help would be great...
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Default Re: Front Sway Bar Bushings

I think it's pretty involved. You might have to drop the sub frame.
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Default Re: Front Sway Bar Bushings

I know there has to be someone who has done this before. I don't think you need to drop the subframe. I have seen a few videos of different cars. An it seemed pretty easy on them. But they weren't maxima's...
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Default Re: Front Sway Bar Bushings

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I know there has to be someone who has done this before. I don't think you need to drop the subframe. I have seen a few videos of different cars. An it seemed pretty easy on them. But they weren't maxima's...
There is no need to drop the cradle in order to R/R sway bar brushing. You need to completely remove the 2 rear facing bracket bolts (the bolts in the back) the front bolt holes in the bracket are notched for easier removal. All you have to do is loosen the front bolt as much as needed to wiggle the bracket out and remove the brushing.

Tip: soak the bolt with penetrating fluid..like pb blaster, wd40 or.kroil. If you feel resistance in the bolt kept going back and forth As in tightening & theloosening....if you force it the bolt will snap..leaving you with a headache you don't want on your hands.


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Default Re: Front Sway Bar Bushings

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There is no need to drop the cradle in order to R/R sway bar brushing. You need to completely remove the 2 rear facing bracket bolts (the bolts in the back) the front bolt holes in the bracket are notched for easier removal. All you have to do is loosen the front bolt as much as needed to wiggle the bracket out and remove the brushing.

Tip: soak the bolt with penetrating fluid..like pb blaster, wd40 or.kroil. If you feel resistance in the bolt kept going back and forth As in tightening & theloosening....if you force it the bolt will snap..leaving you with a headache you don't want on your hands.


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So for the front bushings there are only 2 bolts on each side right? Im not doing the back bushing just the front...
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So for the front bushings there are only 2 bolts on each side right? Im not doing the back bushing just the front...
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So what tools do i need for this. Im guessing i don't have to get all the way under the car for this. Since the bolts seem to be up top. If i take my wheels off an turn the wheel to which ever side im working i should have it right there correct.
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Default Re: Front Sway Bar Bushings

Originally Posted by silvermax06 View Post
So what tools do i need for this. Im guessing i don't have to get all the way under the car for this. Since the bolts seem to be up top. If i take my wheels off an turn the wheel to which ever side im working i should have it right there correct.
You will need 15mm or 13(can't remember) shallow socket, ratchet and wrench in the same size.

Im lucky in a sense as I do all my work on a hoist. You will be able to do it without, however, there will be some gymnastics involved for the rear bolts....when you are working under the vehicle, please make sure its secure on jack stands. A hydraulic jack is not enough and leaves you no safety zone if the piston seal were to blow.

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