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Old 02-27-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Popping after replacing sway bar link

I planned to replace both sway bar end links yesterday, and I got the passenger side one done which was the side I had a problem with but I ended up rounding off the lower bolt on the driver side so I left that one on until I had time to mess with it some more. But now I have a very loud popping sound coming from the side that has the new link in. it happens goin over bumps and turning. You can feel it thru the floorboard. Is this bcuz I only replaced one link? when I torqued down the bolts on it, they,felt like they snapped but they were still tight. Did I tighten it down too much? BTW replaced them with driveworks links from advanceauto. 2001 zts


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Old 02-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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NVMD, I got a chance to attack the lower bolt on the drivers side link and was able to get it free and replace it. When I went to check on the other end link, the lower nut had either wiggle free or I did not torque it down enough. Fixed it and now drives great, no suspension chatter!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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the lower nut had either wiggle free or I did not torque it down enough.
if I remember correctly, the endlink fasteners are nylon locknuts that aren't massively torqued. Keep an eye on it; they might need some loctite.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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Actually you need to torque them down to 36ft. I just put my new ones on like 3 weeks ago and they came with instructions plus they were moog so it feels great now.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #5
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definitely make sure they are tight. I had crazy noisy one on the pass side and it was loose.
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