Re: New sway bar links won't tighten all the way
I think one or the other has to be stripped in the case, sorry.
Can you tighten the nut on the bolt outside of mounting it on the strut? I suspect it won't.
Something that might just get you by is to put some tension on the threads. Instead of using a wrench to hold the bolt, get a pry bar and pry in between the strut and the sway bar end. Go at an angle a bit and try to bind the bolt against the strut. You might be able to expose a couple of more threads.
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