GM Bonneville/Eighty Eight/LeSabre 1986-1999

Stabilizer Shaft and Insulators

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear tire and wheel assemblies.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer shaft link bolts, nut, retainer and insulator from the stabilizer shaft bracket.
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  7. Remove the link bolt, then bend the open end of the link downward.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer shaft and insulators.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the stabilizer shaft and insulators (bushings)

To install:
  1. Install the stabilizer shaft and insulators. Install the insulator into link with slit rearward.
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  3. Install the link by bending upward to close around insulator, then install the install the link bolt.
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  5. Install the link insulator, retainers, support bolt and nut.
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  7. Install the wheel and tire assemblies, then carefully lower the vehicle. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  9. Tighten the link nut to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) and the link bolt to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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