How to Remove the Sway Bar Bushing on a Ford Van

by Allen Moore

Sway bar bushings on a Ford van isolate the sway bar from the mounting brackets, preventing the bar from damaging the brackets and dampening vibration transference. Since the bushings are made of rubber, and they incur constant abuse from the van and the environment, they normally wear out much faster than the sway bar itself. If you have entry-level automotive-repair skills, you can remove the sway bar bushings on your Ford van in less than 15 minutes.

Step 1

Drive the Ford van's front wheels onto the ramps. Shift the van into park, set the parking brake and turn it off.

Step 2

Place the wheel chocks against the left-rear tire to prevent the Ford van from rolling.

Step 3

Climb under the Ford van's front end with your socket set. Remove the sway bar bracket mounting bolts with your socket set.

Step 4

Lower the sway bar bracket from the chassis by hand. Remove the bushing from the bracket by hand.

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