How to Repair Trailer Sway Bars How to Repair Trailer Sway Bars

What You'll Need
Torque wrench
Working gloves

Trailer sway bars prevent the oscillation of the trailer while on the road. In most states, trailers weighing more than 5,000 pounds are required to install sway control system for safety reasons.

Most types of trailer sway bars are designed for easily installation and maintenance. As it is, you can easily do simple repairs and make adjustments on your trailer sway bars when needed. To help you repair your trailer sways bars, follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Determine the Problem

Before you attempt to do repairs on your trailer sway bars, do a visual inspection to determine the extent of the problem. If the problems are only loose bolts, small dents and minor cases of corrosion, you can easily solve the problem on your own.

Step 2 – Tighten the Bolts

If the bolts on the frame clamp bracket are loose, tighten the bolts using a torque wrench.

Step 3 – Apply Lubricant

Apply lubricant on the bolts and washers on the frame clamp and on the bar itself to prevent corrosion.

Step 4 – Adjust the Tension Screw

The tension screws on the sway bar control the amount of oscillation of the trailer. To adjust the tensions screws, tighten or loosen them as needed.

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