GM Corsica/Beretta 1988-1996 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1988-90 Vehicles

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the nuts and bolts at both the axle and control arm attachments, then remove the control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bracket, insulator and stabilizer bar.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the stabilizer bar and related components - 1988-92 Beretta



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Fig. Fig. 2: Stabilizer bar mounting - 1988-92 Corsica

To install:
  1. Install the U-bolts, upper clamp, spacer and insulators in the trailing axle. Position the stabilizer bar in the insulators and loosely install the lower clamp and nuts.
  2.  
  3. Attach the end of the stabilizer bar to the control arms and tighten all nuts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Tighten the axle attaching nut to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Remove the jackstands, then carefully lower the vehicle.
  8.  

1991-96 Vehicles
CORSICA

See Figure 2

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the nuts and bolts at both the axle and control arm attachments and remove the control arm and remove the bracket, insulator and stabilizer bar.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the U-bolts, upper clamp, spacer and insulators in the trailing axle. Position the stabilizer bar in the insulators and loosely install the lower clamp and nuts.
  2.  
  3. Attach the end of the stabilizer bar to the control arms and tighten all nuts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Tighten the axle attaching nut to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  

BERETTA

See Figure 3

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the nuts and bolts from both ends of the stabilizer shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove the stabilizer shaft from the vehicle.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the stabilizer bar - Beretta

To install:
  1. Position the stabilizer shaft and install retaining the nuts and bolts.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the nuts to 103 ft. lbs. (139 Nm) for 1991-92 vehicles and to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  6.  

 
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