626 1999-2001

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



Refer to the illustrations for component locations and torque values.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  5. Remove the transverse member.
    NOTE
    Support the engine using and engine support tool before removing the engine mount member.

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  7. Remove the engine mount member.
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  9. Remove the No. 1 engine mount nut and bolt.
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  11. Remove the pressure pipe and return hose.
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  13. Remove the intermediate shaft bolt.
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  15. Remove the tie-rod end ball joint.
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  17. Remove the lower arm ball joint bolt.
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  19. Support the crossmember using a jack and remove the bolts and nuts.
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  21. Remove the crossmember and steering gear assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the crossmember and steering gear assembly and related components-626

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  23. Remove the stabilizer control link.
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  25. Remove the stabilizer bracket.
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  27. Remove the stabilizer bushing.
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  29. Remove the stabilizer.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, please note the following:
    1. Apply rubber grease to the inside surface of the stabilizer bushing.
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    3. Align the bushing with the installation mark on the stabilizer bar.
    4.  
    5. Install the stabilizer bracket as shown.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the stabilizer bar assembly and related components-626



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      Fig. Install the stabilizer bracket as shown-626

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  3. Inspect and adjust the wheel alignment.
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