Rear Swaybar play question.

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I have had a recurring noise from my rear suspension for quite some time. Speedbumps, turns, etc caused a strange bell like 'gong' noise.


I think I have finally located the source, play in one of the bushings of the rear swaybar. The one labled "5" in the below picture.


I assume that there shouldn't be any play by wiggling it by hand. I could have sworn I had discounted the rear swaybar by removing it and still hearing the noise. Could just be early onset Alzheimer's.

Is this bushing replaceable?
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MaddBaggins

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Did you check the bushings on the upper control arms. I told you that 2 of mine were completely toast before i put in those new arms.
 
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Did you check the bushings on the upper control arms. I told you that 2 of mine were completely toast before i put in those new arms.


I didn't pull them, but there is not really any play in them when twisting by hand. Granted you know I have girlie arms. :D


On the other hand, I can wiggle that swaybar bushing area at least 1/4" or more. I can also make it make the gong noise at a reduced volume.
 

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Why don't you just pull the rear sway for testing purposes? It only takes about 10 minutes. Then you'll know for sure before spending any hard earned$$$;)I'm not sure but I wouldn't think replacement bushings would be too much.
 
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Why don't you just pull the rear sway for testing purposes? It only takes about 10 minutes. Then you'll know for sure before spending any hard earned$$$;)I'm not sure but I wouldn't think replacement bushings would be too much.

Yeah, I'll do it. I could have sworn I had tried this before. Now I can't remember. My memory on somethings is just terrible.

I'll give it another go. I will say that I haven't noticed the play in the swaybar before.
 

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Yeah, I'll do it. I could have sworn I had tried this before. Now I can't remember. My memory on somethings is just terrible.

I'll give it another go. I will say that I haven't noticed the play in the swaybar before.

Wait...what...eer dude! :smokin:
 

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