Avenger 2008

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. On each side of the vehicle, while holding the stabilizer bar link upper stud stationary, remove the nut (5) securing the link (2) to the stabilizer bar (1).

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    Fig. Remove the nut (5) securing the link (2) to the stabilizer bar (1)

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  5. If equipped with all-wheel-drive, remove the rear driveline module.
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  7. On each side of the vehicle, remove the screws (1) securing the stabilizer bar retainer (5) to the crossmember.

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    Fig. Remove the screws (1) securing the stabilizer bar retainer (5) to the crossmember

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  9. Remove the two stabilizer bar retainers.
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  11. Remove the stabilizer bar (3) from the vehicle.
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  13. If required, remove the two cushions (bushings) from the stabilizer bar utilizing the slit cut into the cushions.
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To install:

  1. If required, install the two cushions (bushings) on the stabilizer bar (one on each side) utilizing the slit cut into the cushions.
    NOTE
    When installing the stabilizer bar on a vehicle with all-wheel-drive, position the bar so that the bar loops over the axle halfshafts once installed, not under the axle halfshafts.

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  3. Position the stabilizer bar on the rear crossmember.
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  5. Install the two retainers over the cushions at the mounting holes and install the retainer screws. Do not tighten the screws at this time.
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  7. If equipped with all-wheel-drive, install the rear driveline module.
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  9. On each side of the vehicle, install the stabilizer link upper stud in the end of the stabilizer bar. Install the nut on the upper stud and while holding the stabilizer link stud stationary, tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  11. On each side of the vehicle, tighten the stabilizer bar retainer screws to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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Stabilizer Links



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. While holding the stabilizer bar link lower stud stationary, remove the nut (3) securing the link (2) to the lower control arm (4).

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    Fig. Remove the nut (3) securing the link (2) to the lower control arm (4)

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  5. While holding the stabilizer bar link upper stud stationary, remove the nut (5) securing the link (2) to the stabilizer bar (1).
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar link (2).
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To install:

  1. Install the stabilizer link upper stud in the end of the stabilizer bar from the inboard side. Install the nut on the upper stud and while holding the stabilizer link stud stationary, tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
    NOTE
    When attaching a stabilizer bar link to the lower control arm it is important that the lower mounting stud be positioned properly. The lower mounting stud on the right side link needs to point toward the front of the vehicle when inserted through the lower control arm mounting flange. The left side link lower stud needs to point toward the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise the suspension geometry will not function properly.

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  3. Attach the stabilizer bar link to the lower control arm. Install the nut and while holding the stabilizer bar link lower stud stationary, tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  5. Lower the vehicle.
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