GM Cadillac Deville_Fleetwood_ELD_Seville 1990-1998

Sway Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Catera
  1. Attach the engine support fixture at the engine lift points.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheel assemblies.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the strut assemblies.
  8.  
  9. Slide the brake wear indicator wires from the strut assemblies.
  10.  
  11. Pull the brake flex hose clips from the strut assemblies and remove the hoses.
  12.  
  13. Unbolt the wheel speed sensors.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake calipers from the steering knuckles. Do not open the brake hydraulic system.
    1. Support the brake caliper assemblies. DO NOT allow the brake caliper assemblies to hang freely or damage may occur to the flex hose.
    2.  

  16.  
  17. Disconnect the outer tie rod ball studs from the steering knuckles.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lower control arm ball stud pinch bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove the steering knuckles from the lower control arm ball studs.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the stabilizer shaft links from the stabilizer shaft.
  24.  
  25. Remove the engine mounts lower nuts.
  26.  
  27. Support the crossmember frame and remove the engine front crossmember frame bolts.
  28.  
  29. Carefully lower the engine front crossmember frame
  30.  
  31. Remove the insulator bolts and the stabilizer shaft.
  32.  
  33. Slide the insulators from the shaft (if replacement is necessary).
  34.  

To install:



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Fig. Sway bar and insulators shown on the front crossmember

  1. Installation is the reversal of the removal procedure.
    1. Use the J 36660 Torque/Angle meter to torque the insulator bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) + 37°.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the four engine front crossmember frame to body bolts to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm) + 37°.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the front crossmember frame to the radiator support bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) + 37°.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the engine mount nuts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Tighten the shaft link nuts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
    10.  
    11. The lower control arms ball stud pinch bolts are tightened to 74 ft. lb. (100 Nm).
    12.  
    13. Use new self-locking tie rod nuts and tighten the outer tie rd nuts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
    14.  

  2.  

Deville and Fleetwood
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle, allowing the front suspension to hang free.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
  4.  


WARNING
Be careful when working in the area of the CV-joint boots. Damage to the boots could result in eventual CV-joint failure. If necessary, install CV-joint boot protector tools J-34754 or equivalent, to protect the boots.

  1. Remove the stabilizer bar link bolts from the lower control arms.
  2.  
  3. Remove the stabilizer bar bushing brackets from the frame.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cotter pins and nuts from the tie rod ends. Use separator tool J-24319-01 or equivalent, to separate the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
  8.  
  9. Turn the passenger side strut all the way to the right.
  10.  
  11. Slide the stabilizer bar over the steering knuckle and pull down until the stabilizer bar clears the frame. Remove the stabilizer bar.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Slide the stabilizer bar over the steering knuckle, raise it over the frame, and slide it into position. Loosely install the mount bushings, brackets and bolts.
  2.  
  3. Loosely install the stabilizer bar link components to the lower control arms.
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  5. Connect the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles. Install the tie rod end nuts and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm). Install new cotter pins. If a cotter pin cannot be installed because the hole in the stud does not align with a nut castellation, tighten the nut up to a maximum of 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm) to allow for installation. NEVER loosen the nut to provide for cotter pin installation.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the stabilizer bar bracket bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Tighten the stabilizer bar link bolt nuts to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
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  11. Connect the exhaust pipe to the manifold. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) on 1990-91 vehicles or 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) on 1992-93 vehicles.
  12.  
  13. If necessary, remove the CV-joint boot protector tools.
  14.  
  15. Install the wheel and tire assemblies and lower the vehicle.
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Fig. Stabilizer bar mounting-Deville, Fleetwood



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Fig. Separating the tie rod end from the steering knuckle



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Fig. Correct position of the stabilizer bar for removal or installation

Eldorado and Seville
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle, allowing the front suspension to hang free.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly from the right side of the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. On vehicles with 4.6L engine, remove the road sensing suspension position sensor from the lower control arm.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer links. Use pliers or a Torx® bit, as required, to keep the ball stud from turning while loosening the nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bracket bolts, brackets and bushings.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the manifold.
  12.  
  13. Remove the stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. Position the stabilizer bar in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Connect the exhaust pipe to the manifold.
  4.  
  5. Install the bushings with the slits to the rear of the vehicle. Install the brackets and loosely install the mounting bolts.
  6.  
  7. Install the stabilizer links.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the bracket bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). Tighten the stabilizer link nuts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm), using pliers, or a Torx® bit to keep the ball stud from turning.
  10.  
  11. On vehicles with 4.6L engine, install the road sensing suspension position sensor to the lower control arm.
  12.  
  13. Install the right side wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.
  14.  



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Fig. Stabilizer bar mounting-Eldorado and Seville

 
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