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Old 12-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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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.


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



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Old 12-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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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...

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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?
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Here's some rear sway installation instructions: http://www.myfordfocus.com/how-to/anti-swaybar.htm
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And here's a good one for the front that a search should have easily found: "How To" - Front Sway Bar Install
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
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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?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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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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