REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
- Remove and discard the four bolts and stamped nuts attaching the stabilizer bar to the brackets in the lower control arms.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
- Install four new stamped nuts on the stabilizer bar over each attaching hole.
- Align the four holes in the stabilizer bar with the holes in the brackets in the lower control arms.
- Install four new bolts. Tighten bolts to 33-51 ft. lbs. (45-71 Nm).
- Visually inspect the installation to be sure there is adequate clearance between the stabilizer bar and the lower control arm.
Make sure the stabilizer bar is not installed upside down. A color code is provided on the bar (passenger side only) as an aid for proper position.
- Carefully lower the vehicle.
- Raise and safely support vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove both rear wheel and tire assemblies.
- Remove both stabilizer bar link and bushing upper retaining bolts and nuts.
- Remove both stabilizer bar bracket-to-frame bolts.
- Remove the rear muffler hanger retaining nuts.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from vehicle. Remove the bushings/insulator if necessary.
- If removed, install the stabilizer bar bushings/insulator.
- Place the stabilizer bar into position on vehicle.
- Install the stabilizer bar bracket bolts loosely.
- Install the rear muffler hanger retaining nuts.
- Position the bar ends onto the bar links and install the link retaining bolts and nuts.
- Tighten the link retaining nuts to 35-47 ft. lbs. (46.7-63.3 Nm).
- Tighten the stabilizer bar mounting bracket bolts to 25-34 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assemblies.
- Lower the vehicle.