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Stroll Troll
07-22-2010, 01:23 PM
I am changing a sway bar on my daughters 1999 Grand Am. I have followed the directions but can't get the sub-frame to drop. Any hints would be appreciated.:crazy:

Lab Rat
07-22-2010, 01:51 PM
Remove the 6 bolts under the dash area (3 on each side) then loosen the 2 in the front of the car. If you have the engine "hanging" by a support you may have to remove the mount bolts or slowly lower the engine to allow the cradle to drop. If I were you I would get a hex head (allen) bolt for the drivers side power steering rack. You will find it very difficult to get to that bolt head. Use that hex head when you put it back together. That might get you moving again. Good luck.

Stroll Troll
07-22-2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the reply.....figured it out. It was that steering pinch bolt area. Although I had the bolt out, it was still "pinching" and had to pry it out.....and then getting it back in was fun too. The whole job was a PITA and took all day. Glad that's over. Thanks for the help folks.:)