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I've been fighting the damn front sway bar links on my 2000 for way too long. Can't get enough leverage to pop the link back on. Tried it this way from the video and even dropped the entire bar. Still no luck.

Any secrets?

 

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You mean sliding the link on the end of the sway bar or bolting it too the knuckle? Use some dish soap to lube the link bushing then slide it onto the sway bar

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In the video at the 2:30 mark, he uses the pry bar to pry the sway bar down so he can put the bolt in the lower arm. I do that and the link isn't long enough to reach. These are OEM links too. I can't figure out whats wrong.
 

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Yepp. On a lift with wheels off.

Are sway bars on the E55 stiffer or a different design? The part numbers for the links are the same for all W210s.
 

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Here is Sticky from regular W210 Forum...........works for AMGs also :wink

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1346654-photo-diy-swaybar-bushing-link-r.html

Read the entire link. There are some tips/comments from others.

It is easier if you remove the whole bar. Since you will have the bar off, might as well replace the bushings.

If you decide to take the bar off, I would HIGHLY recommend that you replace the torx bolts for the bushing bracket with HEX bolts.

This is a piece of cake comparing to installing the H&R sway bar which has a modified end for the link.
 

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I have just done mine.

I used a Ball joint splitting fork to remove them and push back on.

I used a 2nd jack to jack up the wishbone enough so the drop link will pass the shock absorber for both removal and installation (Without stating the obvious you will need to remove the bottom bolt 1st).

Hope that makes sense...:unsure:

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Use a socket to hammer it back on. I used a 5 lb rubber sledge, took a few swings and it popped right on. You have more room if you unbolt the sway bar bushing bracket.
 
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