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Old 03-23-2023, 07:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
You need to bend the bracket back down to get a socket and pipe on the bolt.

Big hammer or a bottle jack against the chassis.

Good idea. I knew I needed help with a better plan. Hammer didnít work but a bottle jack might. Gotta find the right spot.
I found a local mechanic who saw the pic and said heíd do it if I bring it to him. $80-200 depending how long it takes him.
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Old 03-24-2023, 11:36 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by SavnTheWales View Post
I just fixed mine. However I improved the OEM bracket before installing. I added gussets (welds) to corners. I also drilled hole and installed zerk along with poly bushings.

I see you did the CHF. Originally I thought the extra stress from CHF might have caused it, but I broke my first bracket BEFORE I did the CHF.

They all seem to break at same spot, right at the bend. Since I welded up the first one with the gussets I have had no more problems.
After revisiting this thread, I was wondering if there was a pathway though the bushing for the grease to get between the bushing
and the swaybar.
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Old 03-24-2023, 01:12 PM   #17
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After revisiting this thread, I was wondering if there was a pathway though the bushing for the grease to get between the bushing

and the swaybar.
The poly bushings use a special grease, I don't think it comes in a grease gun tube.
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Old 03-24-2023, 01:50 PM   #18
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Yes you can get the poly lube in a tube form but it's a small grease gun type of tube. I figured buying the small grease gun was OK since greasing the bushing will be easier, take less lubricant and not have to be done as often as chassis greasing. I also have some poly lube in a container. That will also make it not to difficult to re-fill a small tube

I did not add any zerk fittings. I've got a needle type of fitting so I can easily insert it between the sway bar and bushing. I'm not sure exactly how much the sway bar moves when it's working. I'll probably insert a small squirt in several locations around the bushing to make sure enough of the lube is being used. If it ever stops raining I'll give it a try!!!!
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The reason I asked about a path to the sway bar is that in my opinion there is virtually no movement between the bushing and the bracket do to their shapes. There is a lot of movement from the bar through the bushing. I was under the coach observing this movement while d w Took weight on and off by using the jacks.
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