Caravan, Town & Country 2006-2007

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. Remove the bolts fastening the power steering cooler to the front suspension cradle crossmember reinforcement.
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  5. Remove the lower control arm rear bushing retainer bolts located on each side of each lower control arm rear bushing.
    NOTE
    The bolts fastening the cradle crossmember reinforcement are of two different thread sizes. Note the location of the various sizes.

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  7. Remove the bolts attaching the cradle crossmember reinforcement to the front suspension cradle crossmember.
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  9. Remove the 2 bolts fastening the reinforcement and rear of cradle crossmember to the body of the vehicle. Remove the reinforcement.
    NOTE
    When removing the nut from the stud of the stabilizer bar link, do not allow the stud to rotate in it's socket. Hold the stud from rotating by placing an open-end wrench on the flat machined into the stud.

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  11. Remove the stabilizer bar links from each end of the stabilizer bar. To do so, place an open-end wrench on the flat machined into the link's mounting stud, then remove the nut while holding the wrench in place. Push each stud out of the hole in the stabilizer bar.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer bar bushing (cushion) retainers from the front suspension cradle crossmember.
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  15. Remove the stabilizer bar and bushings (cushions) as an assembly from the front suspension cradle crossmember.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following tightening specifications:
    1. Link stud nuts: 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm)
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    3. Stabilizer bar bushing retainer to cradle attaching bolts: 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
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    5. Reinforcement on the front suspension cradle crossmember: M14 to 113 ft. lbs. (153 Nm), M12 78 ft. lbs. (16 Nm)
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    7. Lower control arm rear bushing retainer bolts: 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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    9. Cradle crossmember: 120 ft. lbs. (163 Nm)

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      Fig. If replacing the bushings, position them as shown

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