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In this video I show you how I replace a broken sway bar in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. I use a sway bar kit that comes with new sway bar bushings, sway bar links and a new sway bar itself.
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50 thoughts on “Chevy impala : replace broken sway bar”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tymel Hamilton says:

    Can I put the car on ramps then loosen subframe?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ivan Tuthill says:

    The front bolt on the bracket/bushing is just spinning, its as if the nut or whatever the bolt runs through is broke, it spins easy just wont come out. Have you ran into this problem? If so, how do you get the bolt out?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Lucas says:

    what city or state you located in if you dont mind me asking

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Lucas says:

    thanks for another great video that same problem just happened to my 2008impala and seeing how easy it is now it going be a DIY project.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Lucas says:

    like that straight to the job and get it done but another is why parts like and ball joints, tire rod etc. that don't have any grease fittings on them so u don't know how much grease in there but you'll c when they brake and thank you for the video

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lang Ent says:

    Don't you have to loosen the pinch bolt on the steering column to rack connection so it doesn't stress the steering column? A shop just replaced mine and now the steering is very stiff. They think its the steering column. Its got 31k original miles so I think they screwed something up… Any ideas? Thanks…..

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bespn773x2 says:

    Best video ever getting mine done in the morning

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Mejia says:

    Torch that whole car i hate them damn impala’s, had an 07 ltz and everything broke on that damn thing, i got it used from a good dealership we’ve been using for over ten years, it had 80k when i got it and when i say I’ve never had a car with so many problems as that garbage can on wheels. Never again will I purchase an American vehicle just absolute trash.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyson Clark says:

    Thanks brother. That helps me a lot.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dvorak says:

    Man, I wish I had a lift. 🤔

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Retro PC User says:

    Waiting for FedEx to deliver my front assembly since mine is out of commission along with the front controller arms, rear strut assemblies, rear bushings, and links for my 2001 Intrigue. I have most of the parts to do my suspension, yet the front sway bar assembly isn't here yet.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chevy Racer says:

    I fished mine thought I did have to loosing the 2 lower back sub frame bushings but don't take all the way out. For guys with no car lift like Me.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chevy Racer says:

    ZZP performers Has great Price its where i got mine at. They have a bar that is solid on the ends. No i don't work there Just got great deals everyone should no about!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Lacross says:

    Just did this now my alignment is off? At least steering is tight again, off to Firestone for an alignment.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Scott says:

    Somebody said you have to watch out for the power steering when you’re lowered it I can pull out or I can break is there any truth to that

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars anthony diodati says:

    01 Grand Prix……
    I hit my wheel, bent control arm and inner tie rod end. Got the inner tie rod end on, and lower control arm on.
    I'm trying to install the sway bar link, and the sway bar is too close to the lower control arm to get my sway bar link bushings in place.
    I started to loosen the two bolts holding the sway bar itself to the sub frame but the front one (of course, the hardest one to get at)
    Is fighting me the whole way out.
    I wasn't going to replace the sway bar link on the other side at this time.
    But do you think I need to cut the sway bar link off of the other side so the sway bar will swing up enough to install the 1st. side?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars anthony diodati says:

    I wasn't sure, so you say that you don't have to worry about loosening the steering shaft from the rack when you drop the sub frame?
    Is that a slip joint of some sort at the steering shaft?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Seitz says:

    After putting a sway bar in on a 2008 Chevy Impala do you need to get a front end alignment?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FitzMeister59 says:

    As usual, a well done video.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Hamberger says:

    It's hard for me to wrap my head around that your first option is the torch but where you live you already know better I'm in Arizona I can take off every bolt I've never been able to remove a nut with conventional means I'd be scared to do what you do

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kim Jones says:

    Mich. Also Monty Carlo 07

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zack Conklin says:

    Simple job I did my rack and pinion in the garage with a floor and jack stands… Just need a little come sense and you can save hundreds if not thousands in labor…

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars armorboy24 Doe says:

    Would this condition make noise?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars amd strollo says:

    I feel like GM got really lazy with that subframe design

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Feral SwØrn says:

    Silicone eats rubber slowly, but fast enough you'll notice it within 20 to 30 minutes

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WhoAmI says:

    Just changed mine last night and was able to get it out the passenger side by popping off the tirod end. No lowering subframe so I got lucky I guess. Thanks for the video man as it helped me thru my process

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Villarreal says:

    Another product from China

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Petar Rakovic says:

    I’m having a hard time bleeding my floor jack. The videos I’ve seen don’t help.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Link says:

    great job

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Swagfrom Dapast says:

    I did it with just tires off

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Gagliardi says:

    Thank you!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Loribeth DiRusso says:

    Thanks once again! Just waiting for my parts so I can get started!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Witmer says:

    Great video man. If only I had a lift lol

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars philip altamore says:

    thank you

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 143Chippy says:

    I just did mine with the same kit you installed and I have a very bad creaking now !! Any ideas how to resolve ?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark LaLondE says:

    Exactly what I needed to see and know! Great job!! I like the explanations and tips and tricks for the driveway mechanics such as myself.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Apollo Morelos says:

    I JB Weld mine.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars That_Neon_Channel says:

    It’s normal for W bodies. Lol

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tboy160 says:

    I saw another video where they detached something with the steering, they said they needed to before lowering the subframe?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fern Cole says:

    Will this technique work for the 2012 chev malibu also ??

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Been There says:

    Didn't need to remove pinch bolt on steering shaft ?? I've been warned of shaft damage.. Don't know how much clearance/play before problem, Thanks..

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dr bichat says:

    Seems an easy DIY job. Can’t believe GM engineers have not found a way to make it more complicated yet

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Lancaster says:

    Took me three hrs dicking around with rusted links an bushing strap bolts but I got mine out without dropping the sub frame just take off the passenger side tie rod end easy Peezy just remove the bushings and straps from the bar so they don't get caught up on anything

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert L. Fallin says:

    That tourch reminds me of the time I fryed bacon without a shirt on!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Celia Espinoza says:

    I wish were we lived, (The United States) we had great, intelligent, CERTIFIED MASTER MECHANICS, like you.
    In my town, all you can find are mechanic shops that only employ illegal aliens, that mess up your car, worse, than before!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bizniz BrothersInc says:

    Absolutely great work! Thank u for this video!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Hutchens says:

    I'm cheap. Why can't you weld it on place?

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job again like always

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BiGGBLUNT1 says:

    How much is this job?

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Cole says:

    Couldn't you just slide the sway bar out one side or is there not enough clearance?

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