Aspen 2007, Durango 2006-2007

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



Bar

NOTE
To service the stabilizer bar the vehicle should be on a drive on hoist. The vehicle suspension must be at curb height for stabilizer bar installation.

  1. Remove the stabilizer link upper nut and remove the retainers and grommets.
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  3. Remove the stabilizer bar retainer bolts and nuts also remove the retainers from the frame sway bar and remove the bar.
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  5. If necessary, remove the bushings from the stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. If removed, install the bushings on the stabilizer bar.
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  3. Position the stabilizer bar on the frame crossmember brackets and install the bracket and bolts finger-tight.
    NOTE
    Check the alignment of the bar to ensure there is no interference with the either frame rail or chassis component. Spacing should be equal on both sides.

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  5. Install the stabilizer bar to the stabilizer link and install the grommets and retainers and tighten to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  7. Tighten the brackets to the frame and tighten to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  9. Install the nuts to the stabilizer link and tighten to 125 ft. lbs. (169 Nm).
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Stabilizer Links



Removal & Installation

NOTE
4WD vehicles do not utilize stabilizer links; the ends of the stabilizer bar fasten directly to the front lower control arm.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the lower nut.
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  5. Remove the upper nut, retainers and grommets from the stabilizer bar.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer link from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Stabilizer bar and link-typical 2WD

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To install:

  1. Install the stabilizer link to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the retainers, grommets and upper nut to the stabilizer bar and Tighten to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the lower nut and tighten to 125 ft. lbs. (169 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.
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