How to Remove the Sway Bar Bushing on a Ford Vanby 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.
Drive the Ford van's front wheels onto the ramps. Shift the van into park, set the parking brake and turn it off.
Place the wheel chocks against the left-rear tire to prevent the Ford van from rolling.
Climb under the Ford van's front end with your socket set. Remove the sway bar bracket mounting bolts with your socket set.
Lower the sway bar bracket from the chassis by hand. Remove the bushing from the bracket by hand.
- "Ford Full-size Vans E-150 thru E-350 1992 thru 2005: Haynes Manual"; Ken Freund; 2005
- You can install new sway bar bushings by simply reversing these instructions.
Things You'll Need
- 2 ramps
- 2 wheel chocks
- Socket set
Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Moore is a contributing writer for RF365.com and various other websites, a ghostwriter for Rainbow Writing and has over a dozen works of fiction currently in print.