GM Buick/Oldsmobile/Pontiac/Full-Size 1975-1990 Repair Guide

Sway Bar

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the front end of the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect each side of the sway bar linkage by removing the nut from the link bolt. Pull the bolt from the linkage and remove the retainers, grommets and spacer.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bracket-to-frame or body bolts on both sides of the vehicle and remove the sway bar, rubber bushings and brackets.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Make sure the rubber bushings are installed squarely in the bracket with the slit in the bushings facing the front of the vehicle. Torque the sway bar link nuts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the sway bar mounts



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the sway bar link bolt



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the bracket-to-frame bolts

 
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