DIY sway bar link replacement

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    i have a bone stock 04 tundra with 50k miles. the passenger side sway bar link broke? whats up with that? anyway...looks like an easy replacement, but i didnt know if i needed to jack up the truck or if it could be installed while on the ground? just wanted to get some input before i got into the repair. thanks guys
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    Default Re: sway bar link replacement

    Here is a pretty good write up. Check out the Downey links.
    http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...-sway-bar-end/

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    thanks...even without the pictures it is still helpful....thanks again
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    Default Re: sway bar link replacement

    hi do not, do not jack it up, replace the sway bar on the ground.
    you have enough room. i did a up-grade hellwig front sway bar. it had to be done on the ground. no lift for whatever the reason is. now this came from not only the paper work sent by hellwig, but my ase master mechanic.
    so do as you see fit.
    but thats my .02cent's.
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    Default Re: sway bar link replacement

    Just take it off and forget about it!
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    Default Re: sway bar link replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by GORILLA View Post
    hi do not, do not jack it up, replace the sway bar on the ground.
    you have enough room. i did a up-grade hellwig front sway bar. it had to be done on the ground. no lift for whatever the reason is. now this came from not only the paper work sent by hellwig, but my ase master mechanic.
    so do as you see fit.
    but thats my .02cent's.
    gorilla
    Wouldn't it be easier to replace the links with the front wheel off? So your master tech works on the ground? J/K :laughing:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tundra Truck Driver View Post
    Just take it off and forget about it!
    If you wheel it yeah deff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotdog69 View Post
    i have a bone stock 04 tundra with 50k miles. the passenger side sway bar link broke? whats up with that? anyway...looks like an easy replacement, but i didnt know if i needed to jack up the truck or if it could be installed while on the ground? just wanted to get some input before i got into the repair. thanks guys

    I know your pain hotdog...just posted my account several days ago....see ithe thread here with pics

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    Pistol, its like you took a picture of my link....It looked exactly the same...I just put a new one on a few minutes ago...dealership told me 78 bucks....got it from NAPA for 28. Only difference i can see is the lower shaft is shorter on the aftermarket. I tried putting a washer on it but i didnt feel the nut threaded on far enough, so i took the washer off (the kit didnt come with a washer so i dont think its a big deal?). Havent driven it yet, but i appreciate all the help from everyone.
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    Default Re: sway bar link replacement

    Yep, same as mine last fall the top just turned to rust and dissappered like everything under this truck. This fix is an an easy DIY job. I had to use a big open end to keep the square end of the swivel from turning when removing.
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