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How to Replace Sway Bar Link 11-17 Ram 1500 Truck

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  1. step : Removing the Sway Bar Link (0:40)
    • Turn the wheel by hand
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with an 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the lower nut from the sway bar link with an 18mm wrench
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with an 16mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the upper nut from the sway bar link with an 15mm wrench
    • Pry the control arm up
    • Remove the sway bar link
  2. step : Installing the Sway Bar Link (3:15)
    • Push the sway bar link into place
    • Start the 18mm upper nut by hand
    • Pry the upper control arm down to insert the sway bar into the lower control arm
    • Start the lower nut by hand
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with a 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Fasten the lower nut onto the sway bar link with a 18mm wrench
    • Torque the lower sway bar link stud to 75 foot-pounds
    • Hold the upper sway bar link stud with a 16mm socket and ratchet
    • Fasten the upper nut onto the sway bar link with a 15mm wrench
    • Torque the upper sway bar link stud to 16 foot-pounds

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Here I'm going to be replacing the front sway bar links in this 2016 Ram 1500. If you need this part or other parts for your vehicle click the link in the description and head over to 1aauto.com. You don't have to remove the tire to get to this sway bar link but we did for the sake of the video. It is a little bit easier to access it, but it's not necessary. I'm going to take a 18 millimeter socket and a breaker bar. It will loosen up this nut on the bottom.

And the stud is starting to spin, I am going to use a little bit of rust penetrant. Spray the top as well. So up to the bottom nut, I'm going to use an 18 millimeter wrench, and I'll use an 18 millimeter socket and ratchet. I'm going to hold the stud with the ratchet and the socket, loosen up the nut with the wrench. That's loose enough to do by hand. Take that off. With the top, I'm going to use a 16 millimeter socket and a ratchet, and I can use a 15 millimeter wrench and I'm going to keep the link from spinning, right there. Take the nut off.

At this point we're going to need to do the same procedure on the other side. The other side also removed and I can take a prybar, can just bend the sway bar up, pull this link out, just like that. Here's the old link, here's the new link from 1aauto.com. The shape is the same, it's got the same length, comes with new nuts, comes with bushings. The lower stud has a little area where you can put a wrench so that you can keep it from spinning. Get yours at 1aauto.com and you'd be ready to rock and roll.

Right. Now we're going to separate the nut and pull the bushing off. Get this started up here. Get the nuts started. And down below, get this started. And you're going to want to do the same with the other side. It's a good idea to do these in pairs. I'll take a pry-bar, fix this down, get this nut started.

Now, with the other side the sway bar link in the same position as this, I will take a 18 millimeter wrench and 18 millimeter socket and a ratchet, I'll tighten up the nut on the bottom. Now, I'm going to use the torque wrench and I'm going to torque this to 75 foot pounds, pull the wrench out, take a 15 millimeter wrench and I'm going to put it right there in a 16 millimeter socket and a ratchet and we'll tighten this up.

Once that starts to get tight, we'll get a torque wrench. I'm going to torque this to 16 foot-pounds. It's good. Now I'll do the same to the other side. If you took the wheel off, put the wheel on at this time.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 16mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

2006 - 2008  Dodge  Ram 1500 Truck
2009 - 2010  Dodge  Ram 1500 Truck
2014 - 2017  Ram  1500 Truck
2011 - 2013  Ram  1500 Truck

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This part replaces:

  • Moog K80894
  • OE # 5170290AD

Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair
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