Avalon 1995-1996

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it safely.
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  5. Remove the front wheels.
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  7. Remove both right and left side fender apron seals.
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  9. Remove the cotter pin and the nut from both side tie rod end studs. Using puller, disconnect right and left tie rod ends from the steering knuckle.
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  11. Remove stabilizer bar links (bolts) from each control arm.

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    Fig. Front stabilizer bar and related components

    1. Remove the 4 nuts and left and right links.
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  13. Remove the right and left bushing retainers and the bar bushings.
    1. Remove the 4 bolts, left and right stabilizer bar bushings and retainers.
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  15. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  17. Remove the steering gear box mounting bolts and nuts.
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  19. Lift the steering gear box and remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Lift the steering gear box and install bar into position.
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  3. Install the steering gear box mounting bolts and nuts and tighten to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
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  5. Install the front exhaust pipe.
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  7. Install the left and the right stabilizer bar bushings, bushing retainers, and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten the retainer bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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  9. Install both side stabilizer bar links and tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  11. Connect both side tie rod ends to the steering knuckles and tighten the nut to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
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  13. Install the left and the right fender apron seals and the front wheels.
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