REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3384-85 Models
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely. The tire and wheel assembly may be removed for convenience.
- Remove the stabilizer bar insulator mounting bracket bolts, end nuts and washers. Remove the bar assembly.
- Carefully cut the center mounting insulators from the stabilizers.
A C-clamp type remover/installer tool is necessary to replace the control arm to stabilizer mounting bushings. The Ford part number of this tool is T81P5413A with T74P-3044-A1.
- Remove the control arm inner pivot nut and bolt. Pull the arm down from the inner mounting and away from the stabilizer bar (if still mounted on car).
- Remove the old bar to control arm insulator bushing with the clamp-type tool.
- Use vegetable oil and saturate the new control arm bushing. Install the bushing with the clamp-type tool. Coat the center stabilizer bar bushings with a suitable lubricant. Slide the bushings into place. Install the inner control arm mounting. Tighten to 60-75 ft. lbs. (81-22 Nm).
- 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 75-80 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).
- Install the wheel if removed. Lower the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove nut from 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 4 U-bracket bolts. Tighten all bolts halfway, then tighten bolts to 85-20 ft. lbs. (35-135 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 18-35 ft. lbs. (132-156 Nm).
- Lower vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle.