I took my front sway bar off the car to check out the sway bar bushings and replace the sway bar links.  These

sway bar bushings are kind of bushings that are molded-on to the sway bar.

Now when I try to put the bar back on, the flat end of the bushings will

not lay up flat against the subframe of the car.

What is going on?  What happened?  Does the car need to be

on the ground to reinstall the front sway bar?   Thank you.

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Profile picture for user MBFanatic

It's because the car is on the jack. Either lower the car but then you will not have room to get under the car. What I do is use another jack to lift up the wheel at the control arm. This should do it. Let me know how it goes.

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thank you, I will let you know over the weekend. I thought of using ramps too-but only

for the sway bar...would that work?

Profile picture for user MBFanatic

Technically it will work on the sway bar as well. I find it more difficult to control the round sway bar. Moving the control arm / wheel up is easier and will move the sway bar up as well.

 

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As stated previously you will need to either lower the car or raise the wheels.

How did it go? Were you able to install the sway bar bushings?

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