Front sway bar bushings replacement instructions needed

Tiny
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  • 2011 DODGE CALIBER
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
I was told my front sway bar bushings need replaced. Been looking for video showing me where they are located and how difficult to replace, but cannot get my model of car, comes up with trucks or chargers and such.
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Friday, May 21st, 2021 AT 6:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hello. The best I could do was to find the instructions on replacing the stabilizer bar, which includes steps removing and reinstalling the bushings. It's a fairly straightforward job to do, so I suspect that you can do it.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 AT 3:43 AM
Tiny
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From what i'm seeing, figure it, this whole removal step of cross member isn't needed, can can easily access the four bolts themselves (bushing bolt?
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 AT 8:40 AM
Tiny
HARRY P
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Yeah, I think you're right. I don't see why that cross member has to go anywhere for just the bushings.
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Monday, May 24th, 2021 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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Well, with further investigation, found out my bushings aren't the only cause of the noise, my rear motor mount is rusted away. Got new from Rock Auto on the way. We'll see after they installed what's what.
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Monday, May 24th, 2021 AT 6:18 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for checking in, still waiting for rock auto delivery, should be a relatively easy process once it arrives. But, should I need anything like pry bars? Doing this on my dirt driveway, have all normal safety measures in place. Wish me luck. Lol
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Yes, a large pry bar will make the job easier. please put wood down to help hold the car up. this guide can help you stay safe:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Please let us know what happens.
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Friday, May 28th, 2021 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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Hey guys, all's well and good. Got the mount changed with the normal busted knuckles. Wanted to change the sway bar bushings but can't even get good access to the bolts. My local mechanic will have to do it, the subframe needs to be loosened to do it. As always, thanks for being there.
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Friday, May 28th, 2021 AT 11:41 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.
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Sunday, May 30th, 2021 AT 11:41 AM
Tiny
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That I have done, while i'm thinking about it, on this car it has the CVT Sealed transmission but I did a gasket and oil change on it and noticed the transmission has the same wet gasket area that oil pan did. Is there anything I can do as far as drain it, change the gasket and fill with CVT transmission fluid myself? Or is that not advised?
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Sunday, May 30th, 2021 AT 12:38 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Please post your new question here, you must be logged in.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 AT 9:57 AM

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