Steve From MA wrote: ↑November 13th, 2018, 11:04 pm Given how rusty some of the stuff is it may escalate as you start taking things apart. A lot would depend on how / if the tie rod end and sway bar endlinks unbolt from the strut without breaking. You can get that torsion bar and front bushings from dorman (part number 905-542) for about $35 a side. the rear bushings on that bar are part of the lower control arm which also includes the lower ball joint.Escalate is an understatement. I'm full bore into the job. It's gonna take awhile.
I've had the kyb quick struts in for 48k miles and there still doing good.
Started on passenger side feeling it was the worse, closest to side of road grabs most salt etc.
The tierod bolt would not Fing budge more than about 1/4 inch. Got frustrated and sawzalled the (CENSORED) off.
On to the sway bar, I blasted and torched that SOB for half hour I bet. Grunts and swear words and about 4 cigarettes and two beer and got the prick. It was better than sex when that bolt came out.
Two Pinch Bolts came easy. Torsion bar is out also. Tomorrow just need to undo the lower control arm and the right side is undone.
Praying the drivers side is a bit easier especially the sway bar bolts it honestly considered cutting the arms off might have been quicker.
Needless to say I've ordered more parts, when all said an done the entire front end will be new except the inner rods, may just break down and replace those bushings while I'm in here.
Appreciate everyone's help. I may need more help yet putting it back together but it kinda seems pretty straightforward.