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Sway Bar moving

So I installed my 4.10 gears not to long ago, and ever since then, I've been hearing this almost screaching sound from my rear end. I figured out it is my sway bar. Apparently it is shifting forward (turning around my axel). Has anybody ever had this problem? Kinda strange.
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hmm nope mine hasnt moved... get a pic of this
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Will do
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Can't you just tighten the clamps to keep it from moving on the axle??
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Ok, So I didn't get a picture yesterday, but hopefully by tonight. Its really random that it is moving right after my gears were put in. The only thing that I could think of is the extra torque. I first noticed it when I put my gears on, and when gunned it. Then when i wore my gears in, I peeled out, and it really made the sound. Now it has increasingly gotten worse, that whenever I step on the gas hard it happens. I'm just afraid that I'm damaging something.

Actually I'm not 100% sure its the Sway Bar. I just know that the sway bar has moved, and its making the noise and nothing else looks changed. When i replaced my diff cover everything was fine, and nothing else looks different near my back end.

But yes, I am able to just tighten the bolts. I might try taking the sway bar off tonight, not sure how easy it is, to see if that will fix the problem. I'm pretty sure its not hard.

Is it under a lot of tension, will I be able to get it on easy?
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I managed to install the sway bar wrong after swapping rears. It made a noise when cornering. Sounded like gears grinding. I thought I had a bad rear end.
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Yeah, it kinda sounds like that. But I havn't touched it. The original owner didn't do anything to the truck, so I know its original (and just by looking at it). So you just installed it correct and the problem went away??

But when I changed my cover, everything was cool. That was about at 500 miles. I'm at about 1000 now.
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Torque Specification for those U-bolts that hold the bar to the axle is 35 ft/lbs. Gain leverage or get a torque wrench and tighten that baby up, instead of removing it.

While you're at it;
End-Link to Sway Bar nut: 59 ft/lbs.
End-Link to Frame nut: 59 ft/lbs.

If the noise persists, it's time to check inside the diff case.
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i took mine off when i installed my rear lifted leafs......i haven't noticed a difference without the rear sway bar....
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