Good Afternoon all,
First a great big thank you to Speleos for his information when I asked questions about replacing my sway bar bushings. I did some question asking here: http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php...0945#msg520945
This is a job ANYONE Can do, with a little confidence and a whole lot of patience.
A little back story. I've been experiencing some clunking for quite some time and had an issue with my brakes so a quick check at the dealer and a $176 CAD Bill and I thought I was on my way, part way home the clunking returned. They had only replaced one Sway bar End link and I was still getting clunking.
So to **** with it! I purchased new bushings and the other Sway bar End link from Rockauto.com at the tune of $60 CAD including shipping and awaited delivery!
Once the parts arrived, I got online and Speleos pointing me in the right direction, Jack the front end up, block the rear wheels even with the E-Brake engaged and go for it! Well 2 hours, both bushings and one link and I was done. Would have been faster had I realized I needed to hold on to the center of the end link nut while I undid it! Thank god for Ratcheting wrenches!
I can't imagine changing the bushings without removing an end link though. So much easier when you can move the sway bar around!!!
Please find attached pics and feel free to ask any questions.
Bad Sway bar bushing New and old
Sway bar bushing removed
Sway bar Bushing holder
New bushing installed!
Ratcheting Wrench a must!!!
New Sway bar End Link
Sway bar link meet sway bar!!!
Some of the tools I used!
After a few days of driving, I'm so satisfied! It's like driving a whole new car all over again!!!