Noise began, serviced March 2008, recommended I needed new brakes but could not guarantee that would solve the problem. My wife decided to go off-roading with the Vue and broke the sway bar link, bent the rack and tie-rod end, and bent the sway bar enough so i can't get the link back on. You could see where a machine put 2 seperate sets of threads on. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices. Now when installing, you don't try and run the bar in thru the drivers side opening, rather you install it just behind the cradle on the drivers side and slide it all the way towards the passengers side as far as it will go, then walk it slowly thru the left drivers side opening.
Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. The vehicle is only driven on city streets and interstate highways. Use the J 44015 to seat the ball stud taper to 40 N·m 30 lb ft. What the heck did she do to bend all of that stuff? If you hear it, its probably need to replace the stabilizer end links. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Sway Bar Link Kit product you desperately need. Install the front tire and wheels.
Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. If so, how does it come apart, does it just slide apart after the clamp below the u-joint is loosened? Takes no time at all to yank the rack and drop the cradle, less time than pulling the strut, which might I add isn't exactly a good way to install the bar because you risk clipping the o2 sensor and many other things. Also did this appear after removing the drive shaft? Then get the universal on the steering shaft started onto the rack, get a long 3 foot or better pry bar and tap the shaft back together from the engine compartment, works best with two people. As a certified master mechanic who just performed this job on a 2006 Saturn Vue with the 3. I am in the process of replacing the front sway bar on my 04 Vue.
I'll have to hammer on it a little. Remove the front tire and wheels. Farmer at Saturn of flint was very rude to me on the phone. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. The stud that the nut screws onto had bad threads brand new out of the box.
It is mainly on uneven surfaces, or hitting bumps on one side or the other. Slide the rack in, tighten all bolts. Refer to Exhaust Manifold Pipe Replacement in Engine Exhaust. Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and bushings from the stabilizer bar. Raise and support the vehicle.
Maybe this one was a fluke, but I'd steer clear of this one if you want to be 100% sure of a good install the first time. Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle through the left wheel opening. After that hold one tire and spin the other one. I should also mention that the Vue I was working with was a 3. Connect the left outer tie rod to the steering knuckle. Geez, I tried to pull it that way.
Refer to Exhaust Manifold Pipe Replacement in Engine Exhaust. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. When I did that, it slid in easily. Brought in for service at the shop that replaced the brakes. Left Front wheel bearing replaced.
Tighten Tighten the bar to link nut to 65 N·m 48 lb ft. Important: Hold the ball stud when tightening the nut. Two things I would do, One, jack up the front wheels and spin them and see if they spin freely. The exhaust needs to be disconnected on a 4-cyl. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. I don't remember any change to the sound when took out the driveshaft.
Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. Why would anyone have to cut the sway bar to remove it after its broken? Bottom Line not recommended Install was easy, now a year later both the top and bottom rubber seals are completely shot, every time you hit a bump sounds like the front ends going to fall apart. They did not find it. Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and bushings from the stabilizer bar. Is it worse turning in a certain direction? Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Sway Bar Link Kit stock in-person! Not sure if the steering rack needs to be disconnected from the column or not. Clunking sound over bumps remedied. I have also found multiple cases where owners have had to replace their wheel bearing more than once.