Durango, 2001-2005

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support vehicle.
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  3. Remove links upper mounting nuts and bolts.
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  5. Remove the cotter pins and nuts from the links at the stabilizer bar.
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  7. Separate the links from the stabilizer bar with Puller C-3894-A and remove the links.
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  9. Remove stabilizer bar retainer bolts and retainers.
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  11. Remove stabilizer bar and remove bushings.

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    Fig. Stabilizer bar and links-typical leaf spring

    Stabilizer bar and links-typical leaf spring
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To install:

  1. Install stabilizer bar bushings.
  2.  
  3. Install the stabilizer bar and center it with equal spacing on both sides.
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  5. Install stabilizer bar retainers and tighten bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  7. Install link on the frame and the stabilizer bar. Install mounting bolts and nuts.
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  9. Remove support and lower vehicle.
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  11. Tighten stabilizer link upper nuts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  13. Tighten stabilizer link lower nuts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm) and install a new cotter pins.
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  1. Raise and support vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove lower links mounting nuts.
  4.  
  5. Remove stabilizer bar retainer bolts and retainers at the axle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the park brake cable bracket from the retainers.
  8.  
  9. Remove stabilizer bar and remove bushings.
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To install:

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Fig. Stabilizer bar and links-typical coil spring

Stabilizer bar and links-typical coil spring

  1. Install stabilizer bar bushings.
  2.  
  3. Install the stabilizer bar and center it with equal spacing on both sides.
  4.  
  5. Install stabilizer bar retainers and tighten bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the park brake cable bracket to the retainers.
  8.  
  9. Install the links on the stabilizer bar. Install mounting bolts and nuts.
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  11. Remove support and lower vehicle.
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  13. Tighten stabilizer link lower nuts to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
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