Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Turn the front wheels to the full right position.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front tire and wheels.
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  7. Disconnect the stabilizer link from the stabilizer bar.

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    Fig. Disconnect the front stabilizer link from the stabilizer bar

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  9. Remove the left outer tie rod to steering knuckle nut. Discard the nut.
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  11. Separate the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer bar clamp to cradle bolts.

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    Fig. Front stabilizer bar clamp to cradle bolts

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  15. Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and bushings from the stabilizer bar.
    NOTE
    Take care not to catch the transmission shift cable or left wheel house plastic trim when removing the stabilizer bar.

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  17. Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle through the left wheel opening.
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To install:


NOTE
Take care not to catch the transmission shift cable or left wheel house plastic trim when installing the stabilizer bar.

  1. Install the stabilizer bar to the vehicle through the left wheel opening.
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  3. Install the stabilizer bar clamps and bushings to the stabilizer bar.
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  5. Install the stabilizer bar clamp bolts. Tighten the bolts to 50 Nm (37 ft. lbs.).
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  7. Inspect the stabilizer link boots for damage and replace the stabilizer link if needed.
    NOTE
    Hold the ball stud when tightening the nut.

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  9. Connect the stabilizer links to the stabilizer bar. Do not allow the boot to twist. Tighten the bar to link nut to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
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  11. Connect the left outer tie rod to the steering knuckle.

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