Gee whiz. I thought I knew everything about those cars. I looked at mine and saw that they are bolted onto the lower control arm with brackets, but I can't see what holds the bushing on. Is the bar mushroomed on back. Wait, it must be because the transverse torsion bar also acts at the strut rod used on older cars to keep the control arm from pulling back when braking. My best guess is the bushing is split and has to be peeled open. If you have a new bushing in hand, is it split? If not, you're going to have to cut the old one off. I think you would not cause a problem by slitting the new bushing to wrap it on, but before resorting to that, spray it with Silicone Spray Lube. You can get that from the Chrysler parts department or from auto parts stores. It make rubber parts slide over metal parts REAL easily, then it evaporates.
Saturday, November 27th, 2010 AT 8:45 PM