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Old 07-02-2001, 02:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Whiteline end links did not fit!

I tried puting Whiteline sway bar end links on my 98 wagon last night and the front ones did not fit. The bottom half of the end link would not go into the mount on the lower a-arm because of the seam running down the center of the a-arm. Both sides were like this on the front. The rear links fit. Is anyone using these?
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Old 07-02-2001, 02:48 PM   #2
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i put them on my 97 sedan last week. the bottom part of the front links took a little bit of force to get in, but nothing major.

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Old 07-02-2001, 05:55 PM   #3
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On my 98 the steel loop that holds the bushing would hit the seam on the lower a-arm before the bushing would go in far enough for the bolt to slide through.
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Old 07-02-2001, 08:13 PM   #4
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what follows may be a very stupid question, but i installed these things at around 1 o'clock in the morning and i apologize if my memory is a little hazy. are the yellow parts of the front links different sizes? i seem to remember one link not fitting, then turning it upside down and getting it to work. i also put the link in as best i could then used the bolt to line everything up. hope this helps.

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Old 07-03-2001, 01:35 AM   #5
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I used a putty knife like a shoehorn to get the poly bushing into the bracket. Everything works fine. The fronts are reversible; there is no upside down. I can't visualize your problem. Can you describe it any further?

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Old 07-03-2001, 10:34 AM   #6
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Actually the front end links have a top and bottom, the bolt on the bottom is smaller and the hole through the bushing is smaller. The bushings are otherwise the same. The problem that I am having is that the metal part of the end link, the part that loops around both bushings, hits the a-arm before it goes into the bracket on the a-arm far enough to slide the bolt through. The part of the a-arm that it hits is a seam that runs horizontally along the middle of the a-arm, a weld seam. I thought about using my Dremel to grind the weld seam off where it runs inside the end link bracket but I was hoping someone else would have a better solution. I really don't want to grind off part of the weld on the lower a-arm.
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