Did my whole front end besides shocks and the sway bar bushings/end links, and still had a nasty clunk. Never thought to check the sway bar until I saw it almost dangling when my wheel was turned in the driveway.
Next week im doing all the shocks, and this thing is seriously gonna ride like new!
Replace Upper Control Arm Bushings
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In this video I'll show you how to remove your upper control arm bushings from the axle... this is a dana 30 axle but it should be the same on a dana44 and similar on many other axles. Then we will install the UCA bushing but with a twist... I've decided to try and install the rubicon express retrofit bushings instead, (these were not intended for this purpose so don't try this at home). I'll let you know the outcome in a few months after some abuse on the trail.
Strut bearing replacement
Just bought a spring compressor to do this job.
only special tool necessary here and pretty much the same method on all vehicles.
The diagnosis of bad strut bearings can be done trough several symptoms observation :
-while getting out of a curve difficulty for the steering to come back centered alone
-difficulties to turn the steering wheel while parked
-once all front end lifted, difficulty to turn manually the wheels both directions
-noises from the hood sides compartment while cruising or running on a bump
Bad LCA bushing
Loose front suspension on my VW gti. Bushing on the drivers lower control arm was shot. REAR bushing. Replacing with R32/TT solid bushing.
Subaru Forester Swaybar Bushing Upgrade DIY
My buddy Sean was going to upgrade to stiffer bushings on his swaybars and I had a chance to stop by to lend a hand and shoot a little video of the process. This is a good demonstration of how it can go when you have only basic tools.
Check out my fun automotive/tourism side project:
Sway Bar Demonstration
This is a simple demonstration of how a sway bar works. I did it originally for myself to model a sway bar, and then I decided to share.
How Shocks and Struts work: http://youtu.be/gBAbURA_B_Q
How to Disassemble Shocks assemblies: http://youtu.be/0NDIeIt-l1w
Airplane Engine Powered MR2: http://youtu.be/90SvdB0YG7U
Stage Rally Racing: http://youtu.be/BK3l0kYI0QU
Toyota Camry Front Strut Installation 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
How to install Front Struts on a 1999-2001 Toyota Camry.
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2010-2011 Toyota Camry, Hybrid
2007-2009 Toyota Camry, Excludes SE
2004-2006 Toyota Camry
2002-2003 Toyota Camry
1997-2001 Toyota Camry
1995-1996 Toyota Camry
1992-1994 Toyota Camry, with 7.5" Spring Seat
1992-1994 Toyota Camry, with 5" Spring Seat
Do you know the Symptoms of Worn Shocks?
The first one is easy -- take a look at your odometer. If you have more than 50,000 miles...and haven't already replaced your shocks and struts...ask your service provider to perform a comprehensive inspection of your "Safety Triangle" system. Learn more about other symptoms of worn shocks by watching this video.
Do You Know the Symptoms of Worn Tires:
How To Install Replace Stabilizer Bar Link Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra 99-06 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace the front stabilizer sway bar links on a 2002 GMC Sierra. This is the same for 1999-2006 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado as well as many other GM trucks and some Ford/Mercury vehicles that have this style stabilizer end link.