New Front Sway bar = new banging noise?
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This is a discussion on New Front Sway bar = new banging noise? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys, I've got a problem. I've installed a new white line front sway bar on my 02 wagon along ...

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    New Front Sway bar = new banging noise?

    Hey guys, I've got a problem.

    I've installed a new white line front sway bar on my 02 wagon along with Kartboy endlinks. everything was fine until two days ago when I drove over a rough patch of road and now the sway bar makes a klunk/bang noise when I turn left or right over un even piece of road. and sometimes even when I am going straight. and the road pitches from left to right.

    I've checked the bolt torque values and there is nothing scraping against anything else. so now I'm worried that I may have torn the crap out of my ball joints on my front a-arms. but there is no play in them. There's no play ANYWHERE for that matter.

    I am at a complete loss and I could really use some help.

    thanks in advance.

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    Your bar might be shifting from side to side a bit. The Perrin FSB I have installed has welded on collars against the bushings to prevent this.
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    He is correct, I have the same bar on my 05 WRX and I got some heater hose that just fit around the bar and some hose clamps and installed just inside of the bushings. Works just fine and was an easy fix. Make sure that the sway bar is lined up with center when you do this. Took about 15 minutes on jack and jack stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahamabob View Post
    He is correct, I have the same bar on my 05 WRX and I got some heater hose that just fit around the bar and some hose clamps and installed just inside of the bushings. Works just fine and was an easy fix. Make sure that the sway bar is lined up with center when you do this. Took about 15 minutes on jack and jack stands.
    Nice fix.
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    thanks guys, i'm going to give that a shot and let you all know what's happeneing.
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