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Help: replacing sway bar bushings

I need a bit of help. I need to replace my sway bar bushings for my 2008 hatchback. It is my first car so this is my first time looking at my sway bar/bushings. From looking at videos of other cars, it should be straightforward, but it seems to me I cannot access the stabilizer bracket bolts due to tight spacing. Is it doable/accessible without removing the member stay and lowering the subframe?

I tried googling and also searching this forum but I don't seem to see anyone posting the same issue, but I must be missing something. I was going to bring it to the dealership because based on the manual, I'd have to disconnect the steering shaft and then lower the subframe which I'm not quite sure I can tackle, but aside from the $253 quote, the guy on the phone said and that they would NOT have to lower the subframe and made it sound simple, so is he confused or am I confused?

Any help/suggestions or videos or threads to look at would be great.
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I need a bit of help. I need to replace my sway bar bushings for my 2008 hatchback. It is my first car so this is my first time looking at my sway bar/bushings. From looking at videos of other cars, it should be straightforward, but it seems to me I cannot access the stabilizer bracket bolts due to tight spacing. Is it doable/accessible without removing the member stay and lowering the subframe?

I tried googling and also searching this forum but I don't seem to see anyone posting the same issue, but I must be missing something. I was going to bring it to the dealership because based on the manual, I'd have to disconnect the steering shaft and then lower the subframe which I'm not quite sure I can tackle, but aside from the $253 quote, the guy on the phone said and that they would NOT have to lower the subframe and made it sound simple, so is he confused or am I confused?

Any help/suggestions or videos or threads to look at would be great.
Not exactly the job you are doing, but it gives you the layout of the front end, and as you can see from the video, it looks like the sway bar has been removed without lowering the subframe.

SUB FRAME BUSHING REPLACEMENT 2007 NISSAN VERSA how to replace subframe
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Thank you for your reply. I've seen this video before researching something else, but not for this particular application. So it looks like I need to remove the member stay (which I never thought about removing until now) and I should be able to squeeze in there without lower the subframe, as you stated. I appreciate the help!
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Thank you for your reply. I've seen this video before researching something else, but not for this particular application. So it looks like I need to remove the member stay (which I never thought about removing until now) and I should be able to squeeze in there without lower the subframe, as you stated. I appreciate the help!



Hope you have good luck with your plan.
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