REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
All Wheel Drive Models
See Figures 1 and 2
The sway bar interconnects both sides of the rear axle and attaches to the rear frame rails using 2 rubber isolated link arms. It is attached to the rear axle through rubber isolated bushings.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the 2 lower bolts which hold the sway bar to the link arm on each side of the vehicle.
- Loosen the bolts that attach the sway bar bushings to the rear axle housing.
- While holding the sway bar in place, remove the 4 bushing retaining bolts and remove the sway bar from the axle.
- Inspect the bushings and replace any that appear damaged.
- Install the sway bar to the rear axle. The slits in the bushing should face up in the installed position. Do not tighten the bolts.
- Install the 2 lower link bolts, do not tighten these.
Lower the vehicle so that all the weight is on the wheels. Tighten the mounting bolts to the following values:
- Bushing-to-axle bracket-45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
- Link arm-to-frame rail-45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
- Sway bar-to-link arm-45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
- Link arm bracket-to-frame rail-24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm)