Crossfire 2006-2008

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. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Stabilizer bar brackets on both sides
     
    Retainer bracket and mounting plate
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Stabilizer bar bushings

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    Fig. Front stabilizer bar and related components

     

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To install:

  1. Assemble the stabilizer bushings onto the bar.
    NOTE
    The lower control arms may have to be raised to allow the stabilizer bar bushings to be inserted into their mating surfaces.

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  3. Install the stabilizer bar by loosely installing the bolts and nuts to all 4 brackets.
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  5. Align the stabilizer bar so it is centered in the vehicle.
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  7. Due to the preload of the bracket, install the hexagon bolt first.
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  9. Tighten both stabilizer bolts to the frame.
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  11. Tighten the hexagon socket bolts to the retainer.
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  13. Tighten both bar bracket nuts to the lower control arm. Torque the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  15. Install the bar retainer and mounting plate.
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  17. Tighten the retainer bolts to 44 ft. lbs. 60 Nm).
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  19. Tighten the lower retainer bracket nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  21. Tighten the upper retainer nuts to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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