Dakota, 2001-2005

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support vehicle.
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  3. Remove nuts and bolts from the links at the stabilizer bar.
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  5. Remove stabilizer bar retainer bolts and retainers.
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  7. Remove stabilizer bar and replace worn, cracked or distorted bushings.
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  9. Remove links upper mounting nuts and bolts and remove links.
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To install:

  1. Install the stabilizer bar and center it with equal spacing on both sides. Install stabilizer bar retainers and tighten bolts to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.).
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  3. Install link into frame brackets and the stabilizer bar. Install mounting nuts and bolts.
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  5. Remove support and lower vehicle.
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  7. Tighten stabilizer link nuts to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.).
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  9. Remove supports and lower vehicle.

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    Fig. Rear stabilizer and links-typical. Stabilizer bar (1) Link (2) Retainer (3)

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