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4kQ sway bar bushings fall out???

Hey all, last night when i was driving back to my friends house, i 
noticed this lound clang when i went over a bump.  It was really wierd.  
Front end, bythe passenger side.  Anyway, i immediately pull into 
hisdriveway and havea look. I dont see anythign wrong at first then i get 
to the sway bar...lo and behold, the left hand side middle bushing has 
fallen out.  This is the bushing right by the tow truck mount 
things...there are the two on the end and then it is threaded through two 
more in the middle.  anyway, this one had fallen out...very, very 
strange...anyway, i was looking in the bently and it says that after may 
of 85 they moved to a different design, mine was built in 4/85...so i 
missed it by a month...anyway, the newer style has split bushings while 
hte original design has whole bushings.  My question is, is it possible 
to put split bushings in the mount for the older one piece bushing?  
Also, i noticed that the right side one was slipping out, so i should 
replace that one too.  Anyway, hopefully i can just put on the split 
bushings as i am not in the mood to have to del with taking off the sway 
bar as i dont hve the tools to do that, nor the skill...if there is any 
involved.  I could do it with the tools, but i dont want to mess with it. 
 So...number one, how dangerous is it to drive it in this state,  I cant 
imagine it being to dangerous as the bushings that actually mount the bar 
to the suspension are intact...oh gosh, this has gotten long, im sorry i 
just wanted to get it all out. Please help...


Michael Sheridan Williams

My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
172,000+ miles, and going like a new car

1985 Coupe GT(for sale, cheap, $1000)
163,000+ miles