Front end

Tiny
COREY H JENKINS
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 253,000 MILES
Changed my rotor and pads today. While I had the tire off I looked at the front end stuff. Not really sure what I was looking for since I know little about front ends and suspension. However, I am enclosing a picture of what I found. Not sure what it is but the bushings(?) Looked like they were about gone. Can you help me identify this part so I will have a starting point? I am not sure what to call it to look up information.
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 AT 4:53 PM

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Those are the anti-sway bar links. The hardest part is getting them off. I use an air-powered cutoff tool. Harbor Freight Tools has them, and they have an electric version.

The kit comes with all the parts to do both sides. The long bolt can be installed with the threaded end up or down, whichever is easier, but watch that if the threads are up, that they don't hit anything.

To make the job easier, assemble the first side but do not tighten the nut. If you do, it will be real hard to fit all the pieces in the other side. When you do tighten the nuts, tighter is not better. The proper tightness is reached when the rubber bushings expand to exactly the same diameter as the washers.
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 AT 8:55 PM

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