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Schwarz

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Hi
Is it possible to drop the sway bar if the car is up on a hoist
 

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You have to drop the k-frame down probably the length of the bolts to wriggle it out i think.
 

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Here you are:

4.13 STABILISER BAR
NOTE:
To remove the stabiliser bar completely from the vehicle, it will first be necessary to remove the crossmember.
Refer to Operation 4.12 FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER in this Section.
Alternatively, the stabiliser bar insulators and mounting brackets, and/or the spacer stud, nuts, discs or bushes, can all be replaced without removing the stabiliser bar from the vehicle.
REMOVE
1. Raise front of vehicle and support on safety stands. Observe jacking precautions as outlined in 2.3 JACKING PRECAUTIONS in this Section.
2. After scribing crossmember alignment marks on the side frame members, remove the front suspension crossmember mounting bolts, then lower enough to enable removal of the stabiliser bar from the vehicle.
3. Remove nuts securing support bracket to each side of the crossmember, then remove the stabiliser bar, support brackets and insulators from the crossmember.
4. Remove the insulators from the stabiliser bar.

REINSTALL
1. Assemble two insulators and support brackets to stabiliser bar and bolt brackets to crossmember outrigger.
NOTE:
The slot in each insulator should face forward, and the rounded sections on the insulators should seat in the mating recesses in the crossmember side frame.
2. Tighten stabiliser bar support bracket bolts to the correct torque specification.
STABILISER BAR SUPPORT
BRACKET RETAINING NUTS
TORQUE SPECIFICATION
24 - 30 Nm
3. Install stabiliser bar spacer stud nut after ensuring that all components are assembled as shown. While holding the spacer bar spacer stud with a suitable sized spanner, install the lower nut and tighten until the nut is fully installed onto the threaded section of the stud.
NOTE 1:
Do not use power operated tools for this operation as thread damage will result
4. Install front suspension crossmember, as detailed in Operation 4.12 FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER in this Section.
5. Remove safety stands and lower vehicle.
 

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Here you are:

4.13 STABILISER BAR
NOTE:
To remove the stabiliser bar completely from the vehicle, it will first be necessary to remove the crossmember.
Refer to Operation 4.12 FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER in this Section.
Alternatively, the stabiliser bar insulators and mounting brackets, and/or the spacer stud, nuts, discs or bushes, can
all be replaced without removing the stabiliser bar from the vehicle.
REMOVE
1. Raise front of vehicle and support on safety stands. Observe jacking precautions as outlined in 2.3 JACKING
PRECAUTIONS in this Section.
2. After scribing crossmember alignment marks on the side frame members, remove the front suspension
crossmember mounting bolts, then lower enough to enable removal of the stabiliser bar from the vehicle.
3. Remove nuts securing support bracket to each side of the crossmember, then remove the stabiliser bar,
support brackets and insulators from the crossmember.
4. Remove the insulators from the stabiliser bar.
So you can't do it when it's up on a hoist
 

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If you can do it on jack stands I can't see any reason why having it on a hoist should be a problem as long as it is something like a two post hoist and not a ramp type. If it was a ramp type you would probably need to jack it and put stands under it to allow the cross member to drop.
 
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