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Rear Swarbar question

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Harridig, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Harridig

    Harridig

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    Last night when swapping springs I broke a bolt from the rear sway bar. I now only have one bolt holding the right side in.

    Can I drive with only one bolt or is that risking too much?

    What is everyones thoughts on this?

    I plan on working the bolt out tonight after work but am wondering if I am running a risk of snapping the other bolt while driving and causing more damage?

    Thanks for your help in advance -

    Derek
     
  2. CharlieS

    CharlieS

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    I think you're risking breaking the bolt. The swaybar transmits a lot of torque.

    I snapped a couple of them on my OME install. I pulled the swaybar until I can drill out the broken bolts.

    Charlie
     
  3. Heffenoche

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    I did the same as Charlie because I thought it mat be too much for one bolt. It's not bad driving with it disconnected. Just remember to take it easy on sharp turns.
     
  4. Harridig

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    Thanks Charlie and Heffenoche for your quick reply - we are leaving for the Wallowa's in the morning so I will be putting this as the number one priority today. I hear they can be a PITA to get out. Glad to know others have posted on this before so I have some great techniques to try!

    Thanks again to this board for making my life easier!

    Derek