Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Sway (Stabilizer) Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Avenger

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Sway bar attaching link nut removal



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the 4 sway bar bushing retainer bolts

  1. Remove the nuts and sway bar attaching link assemblies from the front lower control arms. When removing the attaching link nut, keep the stud from turning by installing an Allen wrench in the end of the stud.
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  3. Remove the 4 bolts attaching the sway bar bushing retainers to the crossmember and body.
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  5. Remove the sway bar bushings, bushing retainers, sway bar and attaching links from the vehicle as an assembly.
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To install:
  1. Inspect for broken or distorted sway bar bushings, bushing retainers and attaching links. If sway bar-to-front crossmember bushing replacement is required, use the following procedure for each bushing:
    1. Bend back the 4 crimp locations on the sway bar bushing retainer.
    2.  
    3. Separate the sway bar bushing retainer.
    4.  
    5. Open the slit and peel the bushing off the sway bar.
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    7. Install the new sway bar bushings on the bar. The bushings must be installed on the sway bar so that the slit in the bushing faces the front of the vehicle when the sway bar is installed.
    8.  
    9. Install new bushing retainers on the sway bar.
    10.  

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  3. Install the sway bar and bushings as an assembly into the vehicle.
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  5. Align the sway bar attaching link and bushing assemblies with the attaching link mounting holes in the lower control arms. Install the attaching links into the control arms. Tighten the attaching link nuts to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
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  7. Install the 4 sway bar retainer bushing bolts into the crossmember and tighten the bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  9. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figures 3 and 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar links by removing the self-locking nuts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stabilizer bar mounting brackets and bushings.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
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  11. Inspect all components for wear or damage, and replace parts as needed.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Stabilizer bar components-Sebring coupe and Avenger

To install:
  1. Install the stabilizer bar into the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Loosely install the stabilizer bar brackets on the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Correct stabilizer bar installation specifications

  1. Align the side locating markings on the stabilizer bar so that the marking on each side of the bar extends approximately 3 / 8 inch (0.40 inch or 10mm) from the inner edge of each mounting bracket.
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  3. With the stabilizer bar properly aligned, tighten the mounting bracket bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the links to the damper fork and the stabilizer bar. Tighten the locking nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.
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