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im needing to know how hard it is to change out a sway bar... i have some knowledge about mechanics but it is limited. i have a 95 windstar that the sway bar has snapped on the driver side just passed the bend. any help would be benificial. thanks.

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shouldn't be much more difficult than changing a tire.
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i have a 95 windstar
one hell of a hotrod!!!!!
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No big deal just some nuts and bolts.
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Originally Posted by techinspector1
shouldn't be much more difficult than changing a tire.

Ha Ha Ha.... My in laws have a '98 that broke the pass. side of the bar. I believe the shop had to drop both front tires and then take out the 2 back engine cradle bolts to allow the room to slide the bar out from the side. Don't take my advice as absolute, but that's what I recall. They may have also removed the struts.

I changed a bar over the first week of '06 in a '93 Taurus. Actual time for the swap (I'm not a pro wrencher either and had a snag or two along the way) was about 2 -3 hours. My biggest holdup however, may be the same as what you may encounter. Those 2 bolts at the rear of the engine cradle have nuts that are basically tack welded on, and are prone to rusting off and breaking loose once the weight of the engine is on the way off. Living in Il., I'd be a bit leary of that. I had to have a pro shop cut the floor and re-weld 2 new nuts to the floor to get the job finished.

Hope that helps,

In a while, Chet.
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