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GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Raise vehicle on hoist and remove nuts and bolts attaching the stabilizer brackets and bushings at frame location.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front stabilizer bar attachments

  1. Remove brackets and bushings at lower control arms and remove stabilizer from vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Place stabilizer in position on frame and install frame brackets over bushings. Install nuts and bolts loosely. Note the slit in the bar to frame bushings should be facing forward.
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Fig. Fig. 2: The stabilizer bar is attached to the frame using 2 brackets



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Fig. Fig. 3: The stabilizer bar is attached to the lower control arms using brackets similar to those found at the frame attachments

  1. Install brackets over bushings at lower control arm location. Be sure brackets are positioned properly over bushings. Torque all the fasteners to the specifications listed at the end of this section.
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