Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 4-CYL 1981-1995 Repair Information

Track Bar and Diagonal Brace

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: The track bar, diagonal brace and support bracket simply bolt to the vehicle frame and crossmember

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it securely by the body. Then, raise the rear axle to approximately its normal curb height and support it securely with a jackstand.
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  3. If the car has a load-leveling system, disconnect the link from the sensor to the track bar.
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  5. Remove the track bar-to-axle pivot bolt and the track bar-to-frame pivot bolt. Then, remove the track bar.
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  7. Remove the diagonal brace-to-underbody stud nut. Remove the diagonal brace from the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the 2 track bar bracket-to-frame rail bolts. Remove the bracket.
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To install:
  1. Position the support bracket on the frame rail, then install and tighten the 2 bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  3. Fit the diagonal brace into the support bracket and over the underbody stud. Tighten the stud nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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  5. Fit the track bar to the diagonal brace, then loosely install the pivot bolt, the washer and the nut. Attach the other end of the track bar-to-bracket on the axle and tighten it to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm). Tighten the nut on the track bar-to-frame bolt to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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  7. Install the link onto the track bar, if equipped.
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  9. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
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