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Sway bar bushings?

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Old 01-04-2009, 10:02 PM
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Hello, I have a soft clunking noise in my 99 s80, but is mostly over small bumps and it is more like a rattle I guess. I think it is the sway bar bushings on both sides, but am not sure. I had the car in a shop about a month ago and was told that the sway bar bushings were bad and that I would need to replace the whole bar because the bushings are molded on. However, when I look at them on the sway bar, it seems like I could just slide them off of the barand get replacemet bushings. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks.
 
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:52 AM
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Most of them are molded to it. But I would check the end links first. Have seen a ton of them bad and never a set of bushings as of yet.
 
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:14 PM
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Ok thanks tech. The end links appear? to be ok. Is there a proper way to check to see if they are the bad? Thanks.
 
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:21 PM
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To check the front end needs to be jacked up and set on jackstands. Then pull down on the sway bar and feel for it to click or make noise.
 
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