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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #11
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Yup... you messed it up. JY as Dame mentions will be the lowest cost route.
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Will an alignment be needed afterwords? I'm glad it turned out not to be the axel. After looking into it I found I don't have the tools to do an axel. My friend does, but his garage is about 15 miles from here.
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ya i bet you will need a alignment i know my car does
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Yes an SE will work. It'* not trim dependant.

I beleive it would be a 87-99 part, but the junkyard will know better.

Yes, you need an alingment. Tell the technician what you did so he can tell you better what'* going on.
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yep, looks identical to mine, i believe that is just an h platform part.

Thats one nasty hit tho!! I hit one tonight as well! We're doin well aren't we. Luckily I didn't dent mine, but boy, that wasn't good

Anyways, definitely, grab one from a yard and reinstall and you'll be golden after an alignment.
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Yes an SE will work. It'* not trim dependant.

I beleive it would be a 87-99 part, but the junkyard will know better.

Yes, you need an alingment. Tell the technician what you did so he can tell you better what'* going on.
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Well Im leaving for the JY right now. Fortunately most of the snow has melted so maybe I can get this done faster than I did yesterday. I had to take several breaks yesterday due to my hands feeling like they were gonna fall off. I know its only 4 bolts, but it mustve taken me 2 hours yesterday, hopefully it will take half that or less today.
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O.K. I got the a frame from the JY, on the second attempt. I didn't notice that the first one I pulled off had a bad ball joint so I had to find another one and do everything over. Anyway the bolt that goes through the a frame into the bar (think I have the name wrong, maybe a stabalizer bar?) , it broke when I was taking it off of my car, and the 4-5 that I tried to get from the JY all broke as well. Is this gonna be a dealer item? Went by the dealership on the way home and its closed already :( guess Ill have to finish this tommorow.
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O.K. I got the a frame from the JY, on the second attempt. I didn't notice that the first one I pulled off had a bad ball joint so I had to find another one and do everything over. Anyway the bolt that goes through the a frame into the bar (think I have the name wrong, maybe a stabalizer bar?) , it broke when I was taking it off of my car, and the 4-5 that I tried to get from the JY all broke as well. Is this gonna be a dealer item? Went by the dealership on the way home and its closed already :( guess Ill have to finish this tommorow.
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The sway bar endlink is what you broke, you can get them at any autozone/advance/napa easily.
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Well the good news is that autozone did have what I needed. The terribly bad news however, after reassembling everything I started her up and tried to go only to hear loud grinding as I moved slowly forward. Nothing is touching or rubbing behind the wheel so my guess is that the axel is messed up (or at least the bearings). If you all agree then I need a detailed proceedure on replacing the axel, including any special tools I will need.
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