[200q20v] Control Arm Replacement Help!

Paul Waterloo pwaterloo at compuserve.com
Sun Jun 3 00:40:02 EDT 2001


This is what you do:

1. Loosen the mounts for the sway bar, but ensure the nuts still have full
engagement on the bolts.

2. You need to get one of those cheap cumalongs (the ones with the wire
rope) and put in from one of the frame pieces to the sway bar right where it
goes into the control arm. Tighten it up until the sway bar will go in the
control arm and then get the nut on the sway bar and tighten it. Loosen the
cumalong and then tighten the two front sway bar mounting hardware.

I think some of the final tightening must be done with the car of jacks so
it seats correctly, the Bently covers that.

The whole trick is to compress the sway bar with a cumalong.

Paul Waterloo
Applied Energy Services
Phone 708-524-9464
Fax 708-524-0079
Cell 312-961-2523
pwaterloo at compuserve.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Calvin & Diana Craig" <calvinlc at earthlink.net>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 6:57 PM
Subject: [200q20v] Control Arm Replacement Help!

> OK guys, my weekend project was to change the control arms on my TQ.
> everything went pretty well, as well as anything like this ever does,
> for the fact that I can't get the swaybar back through the hole in the
> control arm.  Right now I've got one side totally done and bolted back up,
> and on the other side I have the ball joint on, I have the frame rail bolt
> in but not tight, and I have the tip of the swaybar through the hole; but
> because of the fact that the swaybar is "sprung" (i.e. under compression
> when it is all bolted together), I can't get enough oomph to push this
> inboard so that it can get totally through the hole.  I tried pulling it
> through with just the washer and the nut that holds the bushing into
> but as soon as I loosen the washer again it goes right back to the same
> place.  Anybody out there have experience with this?  Oh yeah, I forgot to
> add that the swaybar mounts to the subframe are loose but not off totally,
> tried taking them off totally but then I couldn't get the swaybar back up
> the body to bolt them on.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
> --Calvin
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