Caveat: I haven't looked at the 2006, but on the 2004, thereitr0754 said:2006 Ody EX-L/RES with about 30k on the odometer. I am replacing the front sway bar endlinks and the nuts seem seized. I am ready to cut the endlinks out with a saw. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong ??
Lower nut - Dremel or a hacksaw.So I am going through the process of changing end Links. Have successfully removed 3 out of 4, two through normal unscrewing and one through drilling but the 4th one is rusted badly. My efforts to drill and break it have failed as well. Going through the discussion, I guess the final Solution is sawing it off... going to get the tools but need advise from people who have used this method to select the right tools and approach...
Honda Odyssey 2008 Touring
Going to try with Dremel as it's the lower nut and drilling already failedLower nut - Dremel or a hacksaw.
Upper nut - drilling on BOTH sides on the nut untill it breakes apart. That upper nut actually is much easier, takes about 10-15 min to remove.
Just fyi, when buying OE Honda parts, the link does not come with nuts, you have to get them separately.... every replacement swaybar came with a new nut for me, so I'd use new hardware regardless..
I like Moog greaseable links over OEM.. That plastic ball casing in OEM link doesn't look/feel trustworthy. I was able to break it apart ( separate ball stud from casing ) by hand, and it wasnt worn out.I highly recommend OE links over aftermarket, due to quality and little to no price difference of OE parts.