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Good ole' Chilton told me that in order to replace the bushings on the sway bar (on an '88 blazer), you just un-bolt, replace, and bolt again. Well, silly me, I did what it said, but even my superhuman strength couldn't get the **** bar to sit where it needs to be on the lower A-arm to bolt it in. It wants to bend so much that it will not go where it should go. It was fine before, and I haven't had an accident that would cause it to be bent wrong. Has anyone else done this, and what it the trick to putting it back on?
 

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You got a 4WD right? that's the way the early models are. you have to use a very big prybar to pull the swaybar forward and line it up, it's a real PITA. Start by putting the end bushings (lower control arms) on first, and the frame bushings last.
It may be easier to do on an alignment rack or a lift that doesn't hang the suspension.

Late models with the links on the ends line right up no problem.
 
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