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Sway bar end links - Honda Civic EK3 (1996)

 
Old 02-13-2019, 04:38 PM
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Hi.
I have a Honda Civic EK3 Sedan from 1996 and I was told recently that the sway bar end links are kinda loose. I notice a bit of noise when I'm driving on bumpy roads.
I have checked some videos on youtube on how to replace sway bar end links however I would like to get your opinion about the best way to do it. Which is the best OEM brand for this? The car should be jacked up or not? End links need to be greased?
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:31 PM
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They are very simple to replace. You will have to jack up the car and remove the wheel. Then remove whatever is left of the old link and install a new one. You will probably need to jack under the control arm to get it close enough to the sway bar to put the link on. Repeat on the other side.

Grease is not used here. They use rubber bushings to prevent metal on metal contact. It sounds like the rubber in yours has deteriorated and now allows metal on metal contact. There are "performance" versions with harder rubber for slightly more sway control.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:14 AM
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They are very simple to replace. You will have to jack up the car and remove the wheel. Then remove whatever is left of the old link and install a new one. You will probably need to jack under the control arm to get it close enough to the sway bar to put the link on. Repeat on the other side.

Grease is not used here. They use rubber bushings to prevent metal on metal contact. It sounds like the rubber in yours has deteriorated and now allows metal on metal contact. There are "performance" versions with harder rubber for slightly more sway control.
Thank you, mk378.
I've read somewhere that to do this right it should be done with the car on the floor to create some tension and to be properly tighten. Is this a myth?
Also, do you recommend any OEM brand for this in specific?
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