REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove both wheel and tire assemblies from the vehicle.
- Remove the rear stabilizer bar from the 2 stabilizer bar-to-strut attaching links.
- Rotate the stabilizer bar down slightly to clear the attaching links.
- Remove the 2 stabilizer bar-to-rear frame rail retainers.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
Check for broken or distorted retainers and bushings. If bushing replacement is necessary, perform the following:
- Open the slit in the bushing and remove the bushing from around the stabilizer bar.
- When the bushings are installed in the bar, the slit must be positioned on the stabilizer bar so it faces the rear of the vehicle when the bar is installed.
- Install the stabilizer bar and isolator bushings back into the vehicle as an assembly. Position the stabilizer bar so it is centered in the vehicle and does not contact any other components of the suspension or body.
- Instlal the 2 stabilizer bar-to-frame rail retainers into the frame rail and loosely install both retainer attaching bolts.
- Position both stabilizer bar-to-strut attaching links on the stabilizer bar. Install and securely tighten the stabilizer bar attaching link-to-stabilizer bar attaching nuts.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly on the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts in the proper sequence to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
- Carefully lower the vehicle.
- With the full weight of the vehicle supported by the suspension, securely tighten the stabilizer bar retainer-to-frame rail bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).