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I have a 99 CRV LX all wheel drive and I need rear sway bar bushings but cant find them anywhere on the web. Does anyone know where I can order them online? I also heard that most of the time when replacing the bushings the bolts will break off. Any tips on this and if they do what is the process of re tapping the bolt. I have never done that before and I would like to learn how to do most repairs on my own because its a lot cheaper than having a mechanic work on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks......
 

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Your best bet is Honda OEM from hondapartsdeals.com. They have great prices. Look in the section for "rear lower arm".

As for the bolts, go buy a can of pb blaster and spray the bolts a few times each day a few days before you do the job, they'll come loose easily.
 

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I did mine. There were no aftermarket parts so I bought them from a dealer. Got ripped off as usual. I figured the higher prices would offset shipping, but buying online might have been the better idea. I broke 1 of the 4 bolts in the process. Just take one of the old bolts to a hardware store and tell the guy you need x amount of bolts of similar size. Then tell him you also need a tap and tap handle plus a drill bit for them. Basically you take the drill bit and drill a hole where the old bolt is, then take the tap wrench and screw it in the hole. Turn it a couple turns at a time and then back it back out a couple turns before going in more. Search youtube for videos on tapping holes.
 

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See this post for link to purchase. http://www.summitracing.com/search/year/1999/make/HONDA/model/CR-V/Part-Type/Control-Arm-Bushings-and-Bearings/Drivetrain/AWD/Submodel/LX/?Ns=Rank|Asc If you get the bolts out OK, I would not reuse them, so you need all new and you should get the correct grade of bolt. The grade should be displayed on the head so take an old bolt with you so it can be matched. If you have to re-thread, I would not turn a tap more than about a 1/4 turn before backing out a 1/2, and it should be lubed with lard or thread cutting lube. Back the tap out 2-3 times and clean all the metal cuttings off it or it will jamb. Another post on the forum states that Civic Si bushings fit too. http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2070
 

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The civic si bushings have a different part number according to hondapartsdeals.com. I have ordered from that site ALOT and they are very dependable so I trust their data.
 

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See this post for link to purchase. http://www.summitracing.com/search/year/1999/make/HONDA/model/CR-V/Part-Type/Control-Arm-Bushings-and-Bearings/Drivetrain/AWD/Submodel/LX/?Ns=Rank|Asc If you get the bolts out OK, I would not reuse them, so you need all new and you should get the correct grade of bolt. The grade should be displayed on the head so take an old bolt with you so it can be matched. If you have to re-thread, I would not turn a tap more than about a 1/4 turn before backing out a 1/2, and it should be lubed with lard or thread cutting lube. Back the tap out 2-3 times and clean all the metal cuttings off it or it will jamb. Another post on the forum states that Civic Si bushings fit too. http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2070

That link to summitracing goes to control arm bushings, he needs sway bar bushings.
 

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