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Hi, I was attempting to replace the stabilizer bar link to remedy the clunking noise.

The problem I'm having is with the bottom bolt. It faces inwards, towards the engine. There isnt enough clearance to use a breaker bar. I have an impact wrench but no universal joint, I wasn't sure if it would be valid use case to use the universal joint. I haven't tried using a penetrating oil to help with it but i wanted to get some input on removing the bottom bolt.

These are the parts for reference.

https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1887494&cc=1443141
 

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There's a really thin "bolt" on the other side of the sway bar. I had to use vice grips on the OEM set to bust the nut loose and get the old ones off, but I wasn't concerned with preserving those - I had replacements. With the replacements, I've used crescent wrenches with fairly good luck on newer endlinks.

Use penetrating oil, and don't be afraid to head up the nut (ONLY the nut) to break it loose. In the end, they're inexpensive if you need to replace them - like $40-$60 for both, shipped.

Good luck!

EDIT: read the thread, Ben... You're replacing. Use vice grips on the old one. Use a crescent wrench on the new one.
 

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I just replaced front stabilizer (sway) bar link rod assembly on my 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5
In my case bottom bolt broke off completely. I've also came up with an easy way to remove it.
I used handle from my hydraulic jack (you can use any metal pipe) and leveraged it against stabilizer bar.
It's kinda hard to explain, but I shot a quick video how to do it.

Check it out her on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/SQ5Dz43DW_E
 
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