How to change sway bar links on a car [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change anti roll bar links on a car – replacement tutorial
Tools
Required Tools:
Tap wrench
Wheel impact socket
Impact socket
Ceramic grease
Jack
Please note!
  • The primary function of the sway bar is to reduce body roll
  • The drop links connect the left and right wheels of the axle via the sway bar
  • Not all cars are fitted with a sway bar, even if the vehicle has an independent suspension
  • Sway bar links (also known as drop links) vary in design and can be made of metal or plastic
  • They all have fasteners on both ends
  1. 1.
    How to change Anti Roll Bar Links - free PDF and video manuals
    To replace the drop link using a jack, you will need to remove the wheel
    Please note!
    When using an inspection pit, car ramp or lift, the part can usually be accessed without removing the wheelWhen using a jack, only one side of the axle is hanging free while the other side is heavily loadedThis means that the sway bar is heavily strained during the procedure
  2. 2.
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    For most cars, you only need to access and remove the drop link fasteners to replace the component
    Caution!
    Normally, the left and right sway bar links are structurally the sameBut there are also the ones that mirror each other in design and need to be installed on a specific sideThe drop links on the front and rear axles of the vehicle are also different
  3. 3.
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    Drop link fasteners are constantly exposed to moisture and dirt, causing them to corrode. This is why it is essential to clean them and treat them with the lubricant before unscrewing them
    The links can be attached with the following components:
    ball jointsa ball joint used in combination with a bushing for attaching the component to the suspension arm or other mating parta bushing located between the sway bar and the suspension arm
  4. 4.
    Changing Sway bar link by yourself
    The position of the joint stud may be affected when unscrewing the fasteners. Before removing the drop link, the joint stud should be put back in its original position. To do so, prop a suitable tool against the subframe and push it against the sway bar. This will make it easier to remove the sway bar link
  5. 5.
    How to remove front and rear Drop link - online easy-to-follow instructions
    To prevent the stud from turning when tightening or unscrewing the fasteners, it should be secured by inserting an Allen key in a special slot
  6. 6.
    How to replace Anti-roll bar links: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Before installing the new drop link, clean its mounting seats on the sway bar and suspension components
  7. 7.
    How hard is it to do yourself: rear and front Sway bar links replacement - download illustrated guide
    Coat the threaded parts of the link with an anti-corrosion agent
  8. 8.
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    Install the fasteners one by one: tighten the first one just a little bit, then go on to the next one
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