Sway Bar End Link Replacement Guide
Raise vehicle by using a floor jack on the side jack points. Use of jack stands is highly recommended.
Remove the vehicle's wheel being extremely careful not to put any part of your body underneath the car.
Remove Top 16MM Nut
Remove the top sway bar end link nut using a 16MM socket to hold the nut itself and a 17MM wrench to counter-hold the rear nut. Turn the ratchet/socket counter-clockwise.
Remove Bottom Nut
Remove the bottom sway bar end link nut using a 16MM to hold the nut itself and a 17MM wrench to counter-hold the rear nut. Turn the ratchet/socket counter-clockwise.
The sway bar end link will not release because the suspension knuckle is pulling down and putting tension against the linkage. You will need to raise the knuckle to create slack.
Raise Front Knuckle
Using a floor jack, raise the suspension knuckle just enough to free up the sway bar end link.
Inspect Sway Bar End Link
Inspect the old sway bar end link for signs of wear that may indicate any suspension issues.
Verify New Sway Bar End Link
The left and right side sway bar end link require a different part number. Left: 3536401, Right: 3536501
Insert New Sway Bar End Link
Insert the new sway bar end link into place. Do not bend the end link to make it fit, instead lift/lower the suspension knuckle with the jack.
Install Lower End Link Nut
Hand-thread the lower end link nut to avoid cross-threading, then use a 16MM socket (nut) and 15MM wrench (counter-hold) to secure the nut.
Re-Seat Suspension Bracket
Re-seat the suspension bracket to the top portion of the sway bar end link.
Install Upper End Link Nut
Hand-thread the upper end link nut to avoid cross-threading, then use a 16MM socket (nut) and 15MM wrench (counter-hold) to secure the nut.
Good job replacing your sway bar end links! Re-install your wheel and be sure to keep to check them every 50,000-60,000 miles.