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1993 Taurus Anti Sway Bar removal

My Son has a 1993 Taurus and has smacked a few curbs wheich has bent the end link and the front sway bar. I have new parts (bar and end links from Summit Racing) but can't get the sway bar off. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The car is off the ground in front and up on jack stands the end links and wheels have been removed.

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There is usually a couple bushing with steel straps that are bolted on. If you follow the sway bar away from the wheel you should find them.
Cant say I have even done one on a Taurus but all the ones I have done have been very similar
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I have removed all mounting points to include the body bushings. The problem is I can't slip the sway bar out one side or the other.
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Knowing Ford, you probaby have to drop the sub frame some. I have a 95 and the rear bar was a MUTHA to get out of there.

A sway bar getting bent in an accident is VERY rare, I doubt you even need to replace it. Let me put it this way, if the sway bar is bent you likely have a LOT of damage that you may be over looking.

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Knowing Ford, you probaby have to drop the sub frame some. I have a 95 and the rear bar was a MUTHA to get out of there.

A sway bar getting bent in an accident is VERY rare, I doubt you even need to replace it. Let me put it this way, if the sway bar is bent you likely have a LOT of damage that you may be over looking.

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They generally will break before they bend.
As for getting it out, You may need to loosen the sub frame as noted above.Not an easy task without a lift.
I will try to look it up for you
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According to Mitchel you need to disconnect the rack and lower the rear of the sub frame
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Drop the exhaust
unbolt the rack from the subframe
drop subframe 6" or more at the rear
remove 4 bolts that retain the sway bar bushings
slide sway bar towards rear of car till it falls off subframe

not responsible for the massive list of other stuff i haven't bothered to mention
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But again, I have to ask, does this sway bar really need to be changed? If the sway bar IS bent, I have to say from my experience in the autobody collision industry that there are MANY other damaged components including likely the sub frame it's self. There is always the exception to the rule, but bent sway bars are VERY rare, like close to NEVER. I will change all the suspension components on a side of a car, we are talking knuckle, hub, bearing, strut, upper strut mount, lower control arm, sway bar link, and sub frame, change it all and the sway bar is undamaged. It is like needing to change the coil spring on the strut, again, never changed one from an accident yet.

Do you really need to change it?

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Perhaps I'm mistaken. My Son hit a curb while sliding on some ice this in-turn broke the driver's side wheel as hit hit the curb sideways. This car has always over self corrected when turning and I had a mechanic check it out and his recommendation was to swap the bar and end links I may just try the new end links and see if the alignment shop can set it properly
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I think you need to bring it to a body shop and have the look at it. Your description sounds like there is very likely more damage than your mechanic has the experience to diagnose.

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