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Re: COUPE QUATTRO SWAY BAR MOUNTS
I had exactly the same problems on my 1984 80quattro. In the end, I
got the bush in by pulling it into the anti-roll bar (sway bar to you)
using a long bolt, nut and some appropriate sized washers (I had to
grind one down to be the right size). The bush had a tendency to
expand its width when I tried to press it through - I counteracted
this by getting a large socket which just fitted over the bush. This
prevented it expanding, so it was forced to go into the hole in the
1984 Audi 80 quattro
1983 Audi 100 Avant
>Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 00:11:26 -0400
>Subject: COUPE QUATTRO SWAY BAR MOUNTS
>I got the A-arm bushings installed OK with a lot of liquid soap and
pushing/prying >with a large screwdriver. The sway bar one, however,
defied my best efforts. There >was no way I could push it into place.
In desperation, I finally cut the bushing in half >and bolted half in
place on either side of the sway bar.
>I was wondering if anybody else has had any luck installing these bushings.
>The bushing (new) has a approx. 1/16" groove in it, which is supposed
>expand on installation to accommodate the approx. 3/8" thick sway bar end.
>The Bentley manual is no help - it shows the bushing being bench-installed
>with a couple of fancy Audi tools.
>Ray Calvo (email@example.com)
>1990 Coupe Quattro