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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Links 03-15 Mini Cooper

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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Links 03-15 Mini Cooper

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to remove, replace, and install a sway bar end linkon 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Mini Cooper S

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 17mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Sway Bar Link
    • Turn the wheel by hand
    • Hold the upper sway bar link stud with a 5mm Allen bit and ratchet
    • Remove the upper nut from the sway bar link with a 16mm wrench
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with a 5mm Allen bit and ratchet
    • Remove the lower nut from the sway bar link link with a 16mm wrench
    • Pull off the sway bar link
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Sway Bar Link
    • Push the sway bar link into place
    • Start the 14mm nuts by hand
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with a 5mm Allen bit and ratchet
    • Fasten the lower nut onto the sway bar link with a 14mm wrench
    • Torque the lower nut to 41 foot-pounds
    • Hold the upper sway bar link stud with a 5mm Allen bit and ratchet
    • Fasten the upper nut onto the sway bar link with a 14mm wrench
    • Torque the upper nut to 41 foot-pounds
  4. step 4 :Reattaching the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the 17mm lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 88 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Hex Wrenches

    5mm Hex Wrench

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    14mm Socket

    17mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    14mm Wrench

    16mm Wrench

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Hex Wrenches

  • 5mm Hex Wrench

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench

2003 - 2015  Mini  Cooper
2002 - 2002  Mini  Cooper

02-15 Mini Cooper Front Sway Bar End Link Pair

Mini Cooper Front 2 Piece Sway Bar Link Set TRQ

Part Details:

  • 2 Piece
  • Improved ride comfort and longer life
  • Direct fit - easy install, pre-greased, no maintenance required
  • No modifications, all the parts needed in one kit
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