Removal & Installation
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Support the vehicle with safety stands behind the front subframe.
NOTETo avoid damage to the 6mm drive hole in the front stabilizer bar link ball stud, do not use an Allen wrench to break loose, tighten or final tighten the front stabilizer bar link-to-front strut nut.
- Using care not to damage the front stabilizer bar link ball stud seal, remove the stabilizer bar link-to-front strut mounting nuts.
Using care not to damage the front stabilizer ball link stud seal, remove the stabilizer bar link-to-stabilizer bar nuts.
WARNINGUse extreme care not to damage the ball joint boot.
- With another set of safety stands under the front subframe, remove the two rear subframe retaining bolts. Lower the rear of the front subframe to obtain access to the stabilizer bar brackets.
- Remove the front stabilizer bar bracket bolts, brackets, insulators and the front stabilizer bar.
- Clean the front stabilizer bar to remove dirt and contamination in the area of the insulators.
- Lubricate the inside diameter of the insulators with Rubber Suspension Insulator Lube (E52Y-19553-A) or equivalent. Do not use any mineral or petroleum based lubricants as they will deteriorate the rubber insulators.
- Install the stabilizer bar bracket insulators on the bar and position them in their approximate location.
- Install the stabilizer bar bracket on the insulators and tighten the bolts to 40-46 ft. lbs. (55-63 Nm).
- Raise the front subframe and install new front subframe-to-body retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 85-97 ft. lbs. (115-132 Nm).
- Install the front stabilizer bar links and tighten the link-to-shock nuts and the link-to-stabilizer bar nuts to 66-74 ft. lbs. (90-100 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.