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      Sway bar bushing bracket removal??

      2006 Aveo. Replacing the sway bar bushings and note that there is one 12mm bolt attached to the front of the sway bar bushing bracket, and a 12mm nut attached to the back. The back nut is easy to get off; it's the front bolt which is posing a problem since it sits under the inner tie rod boot and is damn near impossible to get to - anyone know of a method? I noticed that the bracket holding the bushing has thinner metal around the nut and thicker metal around the bolt; can I simply take the nut off and bend the bracket up enough to remove the bushing since it's nearly impossible to get to the bolt without having to remove the inner tie rod? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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      It’s easier if you drop the front subframe a bit.

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      Either you're being silly or you have no clue about what your speaking off. According to you, I should disconnect the strut from the hub assembly, disconnect the steering rack or column from the subframe, loosen the motor and tranny mounts all to lower the frame to get to 2 12mm bolts? Sorta like suggesting a person remove the engine to change the battery. Anyway, a 12mm ratchet wrench removes the bolt on the front of the bushing housing, 12mm socket to remove the back nut, remove nut and pull out top of sway link to remove tension from sway bar, pull out bushing and replace and bolt back down.
      Last edited by Aveo123; 04-16-2022 at 01:10 PM.

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      Uh, no. I was suggesting taking the sub frame support bolts out on one side at a time to “drop” the support slightly so you would have a touch more room to get to the nut and bolt for the sway bushing because it is a very tight squeeze especially on the passenger side.
      But hey I guess you’re an automotive engineer that has never had to work on a vehicle in the field, and it shows.
      Take care.
      Last edited by Eg.h2o; 04-16-2022 at 07:18 PM.

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      Yeah, I already did it with a 12mm ratchet wrench without having to do anything you suggested. You keep pulling engines to change the batteries and I'll keep on truckin.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aveo123 View Post
      Yeah, I already did it with a 12mm ratchet wrench without having to do anything you suggested. You keep pulling engines to change the batteries and I'll keep on truckin.
      I really don't understand your attitude...

      You should be more respectful with the people trying to help you or, next time, no one will answer your questions...





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