Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Marauder, Lincoln Town Car 1999-2005

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links


Removal & Installation

The electrical power to the air suspension system must be turned off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations.

Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. If substitution is necessary, the part must be of the same finish and property class. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  5. Turn the air suspension service switch off.
  7. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
    Use the hex holding feature to prevent the stud from turning while removing the nut.

  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Two nuts holding the stabilizer bar end links and discard.
    Stabilizer bar end links
    Four nuts holding the stabilizer bar brackets and discard.
    Stabilizer bar brackets
    Stabilizer bar

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    Fig. Stabilizer bar end links showing hex feature



To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Stabilizer bar
    Stabilizer bar brackets with new nuts and torque to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm)
    Stabilizer bar end links with new nuts and torque to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm)

  3. Turn air suspension switch on.