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Old 11-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Rear Sway bar Help

Hello all I purchased a used Whiteline rear sway bar and long story short while installing it I cross threaded the bottom left bolt. Ive already gone up to home depot and they didn't have a clue how to fix it. Thanks


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Go to autoparts store and get a tap and die set I think the one you need is a m12x1.5. If you are very careful you can re tap the hole witnout having to use a helicoil kit other wise you will have to use a helicoil kit.

If you try to retap it use a ratchet and crank it in and out of hole with wd40 or a good lubricant to keep metal shaving out of the hole. This is what I normally do when I have an issue. This take time and patients.

And you are referring to the bolt that attaches the busing and bracket to the frame right?
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Go to autoparts store and get a tap and die set I think the one you need is a m12x1.5. If you are very careful you can re tap the hole witnout having to use a helicoil kit other wise you will have to use a helicoil kit.

And you are referring to the bolt that attaches the busing and bracket to the frame right?
Yes I am thanks for the info.
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Are you sure you cross threaded it? I'm just asking because they put a crap load of thread locker on those bolts and I had a hard time getting them back in when I installed my Steeda bar. I had to use a stick lighter to burn off the thread locker to get the bolt back in.
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Are you sure you cross threaded it? I'm just asking because they put a crap load of thread locker on those bolts and I had a hard time getting them back in when I installed my Steeda bar. I had to use a stick lighter to burn off the thread locker to get the bolt back in.
Oh dang I didn't think about that I'll try it in the morning and see what happens thanks.
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Solved it was the thread lock stuff love the sway bar feels much better going into corners the only issue is under heavy breaking the car kind of sqeaks I guess everything needs to break in.
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Awesome. Good to hear. Did it come with grease for the poly bushings? My Steeda bar did and it doesn't squeak. But, the spare in the back does make noise. The arm on the jack pops up and hits the spare and the rubber of the tire squeaks on the metal of the frame. I stuffed some old socks in there and it fixed it.
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He bought it used from me. Hopefully it's just some dirt or extra thread locker in the hole.
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Can you get a longer bolt, drill out the threads; then add a nut on the backside?
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