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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2016, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Help with rear sway bar bushing removal

I have the rear swat bar out and drilled the rubber to remove the end link. Now, I cannot remove the inner metal section of the old bushing.

I have it in a vice. I have tried vice grips twisting as well as hammering.

Any ideas?
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Ok. I will try that!
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Gently cut/split it in half.

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I used a pair of locking pliers and then knocked it off using a hammer.

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Worked for me.

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I recently removed the same, gently cutting down the length and pulling it out with a vice grip.

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Got it done. Thanks.
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Nice!

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Ok. New bushings arrived today and just slide on the bar and don't stay put. I read the other thread about welding a washer, but I don't have a welder. If I buy the poly instead does that solve the problem? Easier install?
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You've got the same problem as many of us have experienced. Thanks to this forum I found the solution of mounting those bushings using loctite (I think it was Loctite 638).
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