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Just bought a 96 4x4 sr5 with 160k seems to be in great shape. Was a new york truck so there is definitely frame rust but i think it is manageable.

I am not a mechanic but would like to do some work on this truck.

Here is the problem: the passenger side front anti-sway bar bracket has completely broken free from the frame. I will get some pics tomorrow.

Should I just clean it up and have it welded back in place

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You could, but if it's already rusted that bad, replacing it might be a better idea.
It's probably a dealer-only part.
 

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The bar is held in place with 2 brackets that have 2 bolts each. There are some bushings that go in between the bracket and the anti-sway bar. If the bolts are broken off...you might want to git those cleaned up and tapped out. I think the bolt size is M8-1.25.

If the bar itself is broken...you'd want to replace the bar instead of welding it as it's tempered as a spring. Welding it won't give you the same tension strength as you would expect... :(

You should be able to find the anti-sway bar on www.car-part.com and it may even be local! :D
 

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thanks for the info I will get under there and snap some pics. I am hoping to replace the 02 sensor tomorrow so I can pass inspection any tips on getting the sensor connector apart it is up on top of the manual tranny.

I think it is going to be a great truck. I am off to a rough start though. No sooner did I get it back from new york and it leaked fuel all over the driveway. The lines were rusted away to nothing. Tank and fuel pump seemed fine though. I just replaced the metal cover and the lines (99.00) I am definitely leeking some break fluid and will probably need to redo those lines very soon. Runs like a top though.
 

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thanks for the info I will get under there and snap some pics. I am hoping to replace the 02 sensor tomorrow so I can pass inspection any tips on getting the sensor connector apart it is up on top of the manual tranny.
Hit the nuts on the O2 sensor with penetrating oil every day before you attempt to take it off. PB Blaster is a good start to work with. WD-40 is NOT a good choice... ;)

Unless you have some sort of custom exhaust setup...the O2 sensor should be rather easy to git to. It's the connector that you need to be careful with. You'll need a small/micro screwdriver to work the latch on the connector. Fer the pre-cat sensor, it might be easier to take the bracket off that's holding the O2 sensor connector...it's a single 10mm headed bolt. ;)
 
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It looks like there are actually no nuts at all on the two posts. maybe they rusted away. Should I be able to pry the flange off of the posts?
 

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Is there an actual problem with yer O2 sensor? What code are you gitting? Did you put yer T-100 on a diagnostics computer to make sure the O2 sensor isn't within range?

Not sure if the previous owner didn't weld the O2 sensor on there... :(

If there's no nuts holding the O2 sensor on the bung, yer gonna have problems putting the new one back on. Snap a few piccies and post them up... ;)
 

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still need to deal with the ansti-sway bar mount but the o2 sensor is in and the light is off (for now)

the threaded studs were encased with rust which is what was holding the old o2 sensor on since the nuts had completely corroded away. The hardest part was using the liquid wrench and the thread cutter to slowly clean up the studs to accept new bolts.

thanks for all the help, i will get some pics of those frame mounts to get some ideas from you all
 

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I hope you didn't put in a Bosch O2 sensor... :(

Only use Denso...or the problem will come back! ;)
 
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