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Old 09-19-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Sway Control bar issue

We bought our TT used. It came with a WDH & sway control bars. One of the bars ( the one that appears to be two tone in the pic ) makes the most awful grinding & sometimes loud popping sound when turning. I've backed off on the tightening to the point there is almost no friction/pressure on the bar. That gets the noise to stop. But then, whats the point? Am I getting any sway control from it? There is a warning on the bar that says to never apply any lube ( makes sense ). But I'm tempted to try some type of lube & beef up the pressure to see what happens. Before I do that, has anybody experienced this? If so, how did you fix it? There must be something different that has occurred with these bars to have them looking so different.

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Old 09-19-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
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It's friction. It makes noise. Backing off the pressure or adding lubricant defeats the purpose.

The noise is not a problem.

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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The noise is not a problem as far as performance. But it's annoying.
You don't want to lubricate anything, but it is OK to take a wire brush or hi-grit sanding block to it, to knock off any corrosion or other debris. If it feels seriously out-of-flat, you should probably replace it.

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