Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Pierce County WA.
Drives: 2003 Kia Sorento EX
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It turns out part number 7 was there, it reduces the hole size in the top mount so the bolt doesn't move around.
New Question: How far do I need to tighten the new aftermarket sway bar links nut down too?
The new aftermarket sway bar links are slightly different from the originals. The first difference is that the aftermarket uses a single nylon lock nut instead of two jam nuts. The second difference is the bushings that come with the aftermarket kit are wider, the original ones fit into the indentations in the ends of the sway bar and the upper mounting brackets.
Because of these differences the tightening process is different, picture number two in my first post is from Autozone showing the tightening process. The top jam nut is supposed to be 15mm from the end of the bolt, with the new bushings not fitting properly into place like the old bushings, things just don't look right when I tighten lock nut down to the 15mm tightness.