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    A lot of play in sway bar disconnect

    Just removed the dead electronic sway bar disconnect motor. It was full of water!
    I pulled the disconnect apart and got it moving again and installed a hand crank disconnect.
    I noticed there is about one inch of play in the bar when itís connected. Is this normal?
    Iíd post the video but JK doesnít host .mov

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy! View Post
    Just removed the dead electronic sway bar disconnect motor. It was full of water!
    I pulled the disconnect apart and got it moving again and installed a hand crank disconnect.
    I noticed there is about one inch of play in the bar when itís connected. Is this normal?
    Iíd post the video but JK doesnít host .mov

    Thanks
    Tim
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    It is possible that the housing is full of rust and that's stopping it from engaging all the way. Perhaps open it up and see what's going on.

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    That is a very thin engagement collar to connect the two splines of etiher side of the sway bar together. I don't seem them leading a really long life even if they do stay proplerly lubed since the amount of spline engagment is so small. If it gets contaminated with water and rust sets in, the wear will just be accelerated considerably. If there is that much play, I expect the splines will be sloppy and worn out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTD NUT View Post
    That is a very thin engagement collar to connect the two splines of etiher side of the sway bar together. I don't seem them leading a really long life even if they do stay proplerly lubed since the amount of spline engagment is so small. If it gets contaminated with water and rust sets in, the wear will just be accelerated considerably. If there is that much play, I expect the splines will be sloppy and worn out.
    I figured the same but it's worth looking at, he may only be getting the edge of it engaging.

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