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Old 13 Jan 2005, 08:13 am   #1 (permalink)
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How hard is it to replace this on a '97 Camry, thanks.


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Old 13 Jan 2005, 04:49 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Have an Australian Conquest Sedan V6 '99. Had all shaocks and sway bar
bushes done by "Pedders". What a mistake. I'm still getting sqeaks and
rattles from the suspension. These "professionals" haven't fixed what I
took it in for. Visit number 7 coming up. If they don't fix it then, I'm
going to get RACQ involved to help.
Where and what type of bushes did you have fitted, are they OK?


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Old 14 Jan 2005, 01:31 am   #3 (permalink)
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Horsedoc wrote:
|| How hard is it to replace this on a '97 Camry, thanks.

The dealership recently mentioned that my 99 Camry V6's rear sway bar
bushings were worn..at 83,000 kilometres. They asked me if I noticed a
thumping sound when I drove over bumps. Comments?


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Old 14 Jan 2005, 05:03 am   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, sounds like what I had. Only now the new Pedders installed bushings
(red neoprene?) are squeaking like buggery. Pedders answer, cut grooves
in them to put in some lubrication. Has washed out with rain and general
useage. I'm taking it back (again !!) to try and get that fixed.
Also front end has similar problem. Again back to Pedders to try and fix
it.
Wish now I had of taken it to a dealer instead of Pedders.

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Old 14 Jan 2005, 07:46 am   #5 (permalink)
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How hard is it to replace this on a '97 Camry, thanks.
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Easy.
Just unbolt the curved metal covers over the bushings and remove. (2
bolts each side)
The bushings themselves are split so they can slide off the anti sway
bar.
A tip picked up from our local Toyota lead mechanic - apply silicone
grease to the new busings to resist development of squeaks.
Most accessible source for silicone paste is the "dielectric grease"
sold in small tubes at places like AutoZone for under $5. You won't
need much.
If you feel adventurous, do the fronts also. They are more hidden, but
the principle is the same.
This is a great excuse to buy the Gearwrench ratcheting combination
wrenches. Clearance for the bolts in front is limited, so you need
patience, but is not difficult.
If you're in there, also check the boots on the front sway bar links
for cracking and replace if needed. Also fairly simple, but the parts
are around $50 each side.

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Old 14 Jan 2005, 10:21 am   #6 (permalink)
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Horatio wrote:
> Horsedoc wrote:
>>> How hard is it to replace this on a '97 Camry, thanks.

>
> The dealership recently mentioned that my 99 Camry V6's rear sway bar
> bushings were worn..at 83,000 kilometres. They asked me if I noticed a
> thumping sound when I drove over bumps. Comments?


Are you so ill-equipped to answer such a simple question that you had to
come to a Usenet forum to get some stranger to put words in your mouth?

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~Philip.


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Old 14 Jan 2005, 06:10 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Phil, there's no doubt you've got problems with your head gasket. Best have
it seen to. I suggest anger management classes :-o

Horatio,

These bushes have been extensively discussed in a previous thread which you
can search for here, that might be why our resident quality control manager
is getting abusive again. They do cause a characteristic light knock or
thump in the rear end of the car when worn, and are easy to replace as
Daniel describes. If you have noticed nothing, I believe you could carry on
as is for a while.

Geoff

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> Horatio wrote:
>> Horsedoc wrote:
>>>> How hard is it to replace this on a '97 Camry, thanks.

>>
>> The dealership recently mentioned that my 99 Camry V6's rear sway bar
>> bushings were worn..at 83,000 kilometres. They asked me if I noticed a
>> thumping sound when I drove over bumps. Comments?

>
> Are you so ill-equipped to answer such a simple question that you had to
> come to a Usenet forum to get some stranger to put words in your mouth?
>
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> ~Philip.
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 07:02 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Geoff wrote:
> Phil, there's no doubt you've got problems with your head gasket.
> Best have it seen to. I suggest anger management classes :-o


Geo... There are few people qualified to get inside my head ... and that is
a professional's assessment. You're not qualified to make any
recommendations. :^)

I hear that 'anger management' classes result in carrying around MORE anger.
But there is a 12 step program from "anger management." :^)
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