GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



R-Series

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Stabilizer bar mounting-R-Series

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar-to-frame clamps.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar-to-lower control arm clamps.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar and bushings.
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  11. Check the bushings for wear or splitting. Replace any damaged bushings.
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  13. When installing, note that the split in the bushing faces forward. Coat the bushings with silicone grease prior to installation. Install all fasteners finger-tight. When all the fasteners are in place, tighten all of them to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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C-Series

See Figure 2

On C-series vehicles, the end link bushings, bolts and spacers are not interchangeable from left to right, so keep them separate.

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing the stabilizer bar-C-Series

  1. Remove the nuts from the end link bolts.
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  3. Remove the bolts, bushings and spacers.
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  5. Remove the bracket bolts and remove the stabilizer bar.
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  7. Inspect the bushings for wear or damage. Replace them as necessary.
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To install:
  1. Install the bar, coating the bushings with silicone grease prior to assembly. The slit in the bushings faces the front of the truck.
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  3. Tighten the frame bracket bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm) and the end link nuts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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