REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely. The wheel(s) may be removed for convenience.
- Unfasten the stabilizer bar insulator mounting bracket bolts. Remove the bar assembly.
- Carefully cut any worn insulators from the stabilizer bar.
- If necessary, with the bar removed use the bushing tool illustrated to remove the old insulator bushings
- If removed, coat the new insulator bushing with a suitable vegetable oil.
Use only vegetable oil, any other type of oil will deteriorate the bushing.
- Using the removal tool, install new bushings by tightening the C-clamp slowly until the bushing pops into place.
- Coat the stabilizer bar and the insulators with a suitable lubricant and place them into position on the stabilizer bar.
- install washer spacers onto the stabilizer bar ends and push the mounting brackets over the insulators.
- Install the stabilizer bar using new insulator mounting bracket bolts. Tighten to 50-60 ft. lbs. (68-81 Nm). Install new end nuts with the old dished washers. Tighten to 59-73 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm).
- If removed, install the wheel assembly,
- Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the nut from the stabilizer bar at each lower control arm and pull off large dished washer. Discard nuts.
- Remove stabilizer bar insulator U-bracket bolts and U-brackets and remove stabilizer bar assembly. Discard bolts.
Stabilizer bar U-bracket insulators can be serviced without removing the stabilizer bar assembly.To install:
- Slide new insulators onto the stabilizer bar and position them in the approximate location.
- Clean stabilizer bar threads to remove dirt and contamination.
- Install spacers into the control arm bushings from forward side of control arm so washer end of spacer will seat against stabilizer bar machined shoulder and push mounting brackets over insulators.
- Insert end of stabilizer bar into the lower control arms. Using new bolts, attach the stabilizer bar and the insulator U-brackets to the bracket assemblies. Hand start all four U-bracket bolts. Tighten all bolts halfway, then tighten bolts to 85-100 ft. lbs. (115-135 Nm).
- Using new nuts and the original dished washers (dished side away from bushing), attach the stabilizer bar to the lower control arm. Tighten nuts to 98-115 ft. lbs. (132-156 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.