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Jbird1311 07-13-2017 08:42 AM

regrease sway bar
 
My sway bar creaks A LOT when turning and driving. I've noticed that its bone dry with very little grease left on it. Any suggestions on what to add to it? how about my hitch ball?

Thanks in advance

RedRocket 07-13-2017 08:51 AM

What do you mean by "sway bar"?

I use a standard Marine Waterproof grease on both the hitch ball and WDH spring bars that connect into the hitch where those turn.

If you have an add-on friction sway bar, those do not get greased as the friction part will be lost.

1bigmess 07-13-2017 09:38 AM

Consult your owner's manual.

Gigattime 07-13-2017 07:29 PM

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My sway bar creaks A LOT when turning and driving. I've noticed that its bone dry with very little grease left on it. Any suggestions on what to add to it? how about my hitch ball?

Thanks in advance

As Red said, if friction type, anti-sway is what you have like in this pictureAttachment 168653, it is supposed to stay "bone dry" except the ball sockets that attach to he tongue and hitch which can use lube such as Reece Hitch Lube. They will creak and pop a lot unless you reduce the tension.

They are designed to have significant tension when running down the highway/road. You can loose up the tension when you enter a campground if you prefer (and should always do so when backing up to avoid damage) to avoid having to hear all the noise.

09 harley 07-15-2017 02:58 PM

Which hitch do you have? Can't give opinion until we know.

Reevesfamily 07-16-2017 08:27 PM

Do not apply any grease anywhere near that sway bar! Maybe a little oil on the two little ball connectors on each end, but even that isn't needed. I used to have one of those hitches, and the only time mine creaked and groaned was when it got wet after I left it out one night. Cinch it up as tight as possible. Even when tight it is a poor sway controller, if sway is a concern get a WD hitch with built in sway control. I love my Husky Center Line. No sway at all with the TT that we have now, 35' from stem to stern.


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