GM Corsica/Beretta 1988-1996 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1988-90 Vehicles

See Figure 1

  1. Open the hood, then install engine support tool J 28467, as instructed by the manufacturer.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle, allowing the front lower control arms to hang free.
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  5. Remove the left front wheel and tire.
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  7. Disconnect the stabilizer shaft from the control arms.
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  9. Disconnect the stabilizer shaft from the support assemblies.
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  11. Loosen the front bolts and remove the bolts from the rear and center of the support assemblies.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the stabilizer shaft and bushings - 1988-90 vehicles

To install:
  1. When installing the stabilizer, loosely assemble all components while insuring that the stabilizer is centered, side to side.
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  3. Tighten the stabilizer shaft to stabilizer link nut to 14 ft. lbs. (18 Nm) and the stabilizer clamp nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  5. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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1991-96 Vehicles

See Figures 2, 3, 4 and 5

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle, allowing the front lower control arms to hang free.
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  3. Remove the front wheel and tire assemblies.
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  5. Unfasten the nuts attaching the stabilizer shafts to the stabilizer links.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the stabilizer link retaining nut and bolt

  1. Remove the stabilizer shaft-to-suspension support clamps.
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  3. Remove the bolts from the rear and center of the support assemblies, then loosen the front bolts.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer shaft with the insulators from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the stabilizer bar (shaft) mounting - 1991-96 vehicles with the base suspension system



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the stabilizer shaft and related components - 1991-96 vehicles with the direct acting stabilizer system

To install:

When installing the stabilizer, loosely assemble all components while insuring that the stabilizer is centered, side to side.

  1. Position the stabilizer shaft with the insulators, into the vehicle.
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  3. Install the clamps securing the stabilizer shaft to the suspension support assemblies and hand-tighten the retainers.
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  5. Place the suspension support assemblies into position, then install the retaining bolts hand-tight.
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  7. Install the nuts attaching the stabilizer shaft to the stabilizer links and tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) for 1991 vehicles, except GTZ models and to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) for 1991 GTZ models. For 1992-96 vehicles, tighten to 15-22 ft. lbs. for vehicles with the base suspension and to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) for vehicles with the direct acting suspension.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Tighten the stabilizer link retainers

  1. Tighten the suspension support bolts; rear first, center second and front third to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) for 1991-94 vehicles or to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm) for 1995-96 vehicles.
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  3. Tighten the clamp nuts to 17-22 ft. lbs. (23-30 Nm).
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  5. Install the front wheel and tire assemblies, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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  7. Take the vehicle to a reputable repair shop and have the front end alignment checked.
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