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mirkrod 12-06-2012 01:11 PM

Sway Bar how-to??
 
I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZTS.

I tried searching on here of how to replace the sway bar and had found no luck. There was one thread that was said by another member that will show how to fix it, but I didnt see the instructions.

Can someone please help me with the step-by-step instructions, hot tips, and anything that will help with fixing it.


EDIT:
The front sway bar is the issue. The back is fine.

thenorm 12-06-2012 02:14 PM

the rear sway bar is so simple to replace, that it is not worth writing it down.

the front bar is more complicated. i would have to search for it.

felixthecat 12-06-2012 05:45 PM

Welcome to FF
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mirkrod (Post 4486785)
I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZTS.

I tried searching on here of how to replace the sway bar and had found no luck. There was one thread that was said by another member that will show how to fix it, but I didnt see the instructions.

Can someone please help me with the step-by-step instructions, hot tips, and anything that will help with fixing it.

There is lots & lots of info in the stickey's. That'll keep you reading for a while.

Richard Bridgette 12-06-2012 05:49 PM

replacing sway bar
 
Removing the front sway bar from a 2000-2007 Focus is a bitch. The entire front crossmember has to be unbolted just to get the sway bar out. A Chilton repair manual for 2000-2007 Focus shows how to do it in detail. I was able to replace the oem rubber sway bar mount busings with Energy Suspension poly bushings without removing the bar or the crossmember by leaving the bar in place and just removing the clamps that hold the bushings in place. Richard Bridgette, Huntersville, NC 704-948-9415.

mirkrod 12-06-2012 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felixthecat (Post 4487162)
There is lots & lots of info in the stickey's. That'll keep you reading for a while.

I wasn't able to find much, unfortunately...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Bridgette (Post 4487166)
Removing the front sway bar from a 2000-2007 Focus is a bitch. The entire front crossmember has to be unbolted just to get the sway bar out. A Chilton repair manual for 2000-2007 Focus shows how to do it in detail. I was able to replace the oem rubber sway bar mount busings with Energy Suspension poly bushings without removing the bar or the crossmember by leaving the bar in place and just removing the clamps that hold the bushings in place. Richard Bridgette, Huntersville, NC 704-948-9415.

Thanks Richard. I should check it out when I stop at the auto store.



Does anyone know the specific part number for the front sway bar?

Geezer 12-06-2012 07:59 PM

Here's some rear sway installation instructions: http://www.myfordfocus.com/how-to/anti-swaybar.htm

Geezer 12-06-2012 08:08 PM

And here's a good one for the front that a search should have easily found: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=27164

mirkrod 12-06-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezer (Post 4487309)
Here's some rear sway installation instructions: http://www.myfordfocus.com/how-to/anti-swaybar.htm

That helps a little. But do you have a link to the instructions for the front sway bar?

bringler26 12-06-2012 08:57 PM

I've never done it but, from my understanding if you loosen the nuts on the subframe and let it dangle you can have enough room to wiggle it around and get it out.

mirkrod 01-28-2013 04:14 PM

Looks like the sway bar was not the issue... It was the front struts. Got it fixed :)

ps.... Sorry about the very long delay. I was dealing with too many things to be able to focus on my car. Now I'm back at it.


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