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dennishazard
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Sep 17, 2019, 4:57 PM

Post #1 of 9 (217 views)
Malibu swaybar Sign In

2000 Malibu 150000 3.1 engine
I’m trying to help my son replace his swaybar, we can’t get the bolts out to drop the engine cradle the bolts come about half way out then nothing is there anyway to get the swaybar out without dropping the sub frame ?
Thanks for your help
(edited your subject line to say "swaybar not swaybat" nothing else.)


(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Sep 17, 2019, 5:12 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 17, 2019, 5:22 PM

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Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

? Not sure where you are stuck?
1st - Why do you need to "replace" the bar not just fix any bushings and pins there are broken or rusted?


This just general, usually a rust issue if something bolts thru a frame or sub-frame starts to come out and stops before OUT and just spins the hidden threaded end is probably bloated with rust and quite there?


I'm sure you can't see it real well but try. It may take prying down if any room and scary fast air wrench type force to remove.


Question then would be can you back bolt it when time to put back in place?


If that sounds like the trouble I'll try to think of a realistic trick to go back in with new fasteners and what type. Smacks of the insanity of rusted stuff anywhere like that,




T



Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 17, 2019, 5:26 PM

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Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

Sorry for two post did it in case you already read the first:
Some if exactly that is better to tighten till it snaps and deal with what's left after item (sway-bar in this case) is out of the way,


T



Hammer Time
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Sep 17, 2019, 5:41 PM

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Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

Removal Procedure
1. Raise and support the vehicle, allowing the front suspension to hang free. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
2. Remove the front tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
3. Remove the stabilizer shaft links. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement.
4. Remove the tie rods (3) from the steering knuckles (6). Refer to Tie Rod End Replacement -Outer.

5. Remove the bolt from the rear transmission mount (4).
6. Remove the power steering line bracket from the front suspension crossmember.

7. Remove the bolts (1) from the clamps (2) attaching the stabilizer shaft (3) to the front suspension crossmember (4).

8. Support the rear of the front suspension crossmember (4) with an adjustable jack stand.
9. Remove the rear bolts (3) from the front suspension crossmember (4).
10. Loosen the front bolts (5) on the front suspension crossmember (4).
11. Lower the front suspension crossmember (4) three inches by adjusting the jack stands down.





12. Remove the stabilizer shaft from the vehicle.



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dennishazard
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Sep 17, 2019, 5:54 PM

Post #5 of 9 (184 views)
Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

tom the swaybar is broken just before the bushing


dennishazard
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Sep 17, 2019, 5:57 PM

Post #6 of 9 (181 views)
Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

we will try to put some pressure on it and hit it with a impact wrench, but like you said what about getting them back in


dennishazard
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Sep 17, 2019, 6:00 PM

Post #7 of 9 (179 views)
Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

the rear bolts are the ones giving us trouble can get one out but then the other one only comes out part way


dennishazard
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Sep 17, 2019, 6:03 PM

Post #8 of 9 (175 views)
Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

no way to get at it if it snaps its inside of the frame


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 18, 2019, 1:38 AM

Post #9 of 9 (161 views)
Re: Malibu swaybar Sign In

Look back Dennishazard: There's more to this one than just rust if so was what stops many shows. STOP, apparently this is quite well part of the whole sub-frame which does need to drop down with clear understanding BY YOU what the rust scene is now (20 years sport changes all games) as to what you can do with what.
Dangers here it's already "broken" YOU said makes this that much more unique. Use your head what troubles you may encounter such that you need more than you might have where you are doing this is about all I can say - this site isn't very easy for me for some time to post pics and diagrams of what it SHOULD look like vs what's broken now on this specific vehicle makes it out of my ability to swap pictures back and forth and stuck spots for you. LOOK back and read Hammer Time's post on what's involved for what suggests NORMAL removal. It's BROKEN is the game changer - spring loaded items involved and sub-frame dropping down. There may be blind plates of threaded steel built in making this a nightmare job (my words) more like collision repair which is NOT my part of this trade so know where YOU come to real stoppers too, Tom






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