Strut rod bushings

junkpile

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quick question. Do I have to remove the torsion bars or just completely loosen the set bolt in order to changes strut rod bushing? I know to disconnect the lower ball joint and that sway bar end links but do I would like to leave the bars if possible.

thanks in advance.
 

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Torsion bars have to come out to slide the lower control arm back enough for the strut rods to clear the K frame.
I just went thru this very scenario last week
Odds are the lower control arm bushings are bad anyway , mine were
 

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thanks for the information. I replaces the lower control arm bushings a couple years ago when in put in new torsion bars, so I think they are fine. One of the bushing in the strut rod appears to have torn, get a loud metal pop under hard braking. All the ball joints check fine, upper bushings are good, lowers are new so by process of elimination this is the last thing. I can feel the bushing on the passenger side at the rear of the kframe by just bending my fingers around the support collar but on the drives side I can feel the bushing at all doing the same thing.
 

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