Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the stabilizer bar link nuts.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar links.
    NOTE
    The subframe will need to be supported when the mounting bolts are removed.

  8.  
  9. Remove the rear subframe mounting bolts and lower the rear of the subframe about 2-3 inches.
  10.  
  11. Remove the stabilizer bar brackets.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Stabilizer bar and brackets. Tighten the bracket bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
     
    NEW subframe bolts. Tighten the bracket bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (89 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer bar links. Tighten the bracket bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (89 Nm).
     
    ABS speed sensor
     
    Brake rotor and caliper
     
    Wheels
     
    Lower the vehicle
     

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