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Air Intake Filter
Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch Master Cylinder
Coolant Flush
Distributor O-Rings
Exhaust Manifold
Fuel Filter
Fuel Pump Cut-off Switch
Ignition Timing
Oil Cooler Hoses
Oil Filter Adapter O-Rings
Oil Pan Gasket
Oxygen Sensor
Radiator Removal
Throttle Body Cleaning
TPS Adjustment
Water Pump


87+ Brake Upgrade
Caliper Rebuild-Front
Caliper Rebuild-Rear
Dust Shield Removal
Parking Brake Cable
SS Braided Brake Line


Ball Joint Replacement
Bushings Install - Front
Bushings Install - Rear
Steering Knuckle Removal
Struts/Springs - Front
Struts/Springs - Rear
Sway Bar End Links


87+ Antenna Replacement
Clear Turn Signals - Front
Clear Turn Signals - Rear
Door Hinges
Interior Door Triangles
Interior Headliner Painting
Interior Trim & Light Lens
Power Window Regulator
Rekeying Trunk Lock
Rust PM - Battery Bracket

Rust PM - Front Wheel Wells
Seats - MK3
Seats - Aftermarket
Shift Boot

SideMarker Mod

Sunroof Rattle
Wiper Switch


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Sway Bar End Links Replacement

Here's an easy fix for some possible rattling problems in the front suspension. Takes about 10 minutes to install these bad boys. Takes longer to jack the car up than it does to put these on. It takes a 14mm socket and wrench to remove the stock ones, and two 17mm (or 11/16") wrenches to install the new adjustable end links that I purchased from Twos-R-Us. I STRONGLY recommend using a set of ratcheting wrenches for this.

Comparison between the stock end links and the new Twos-R-Us ones:


1) Removing the old links is very straightforward, just remove the two nuts.

2) Installing the new end links is a bit tricky in how everything goes on. You will need to reuse the L shaped spacers from the old end links. Here's how you go about positioning the washers and spacers.

At the top mounting bracket, starting from the inside fender well it goes: bolt, bracket 'box', spacer, washer, washer, joint, nut (ie, the joint is inside the mounting bracket 'box'). At the bottom mount point use both washers and the spacer next to each other. Below are pics of stock vs. new install:


Here's just another view looking up from the ground:


If you'd like to purchase a set of these, goto TwosRUs.com. New stock end links are outrageously priced at any Toyota dealer.

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Disclaimer: This web page in no way replaces the MR2 repair manual. Follow what it says before me. The purpose of this page is to give you a better pictorial description of what to do. I cannot be held responsible for any mishaps caused by this web page.