GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



R/V Series

See Figure 1

  1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Installing the rear stabilizer bar-30/3500 R-Series

  1. Remove the stabilizer bar end link nuts, bolts, washers, grommets and spacers. Take note of their respective positions for installation.
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  3. Remove the clamps securing the stabilizer bar to the anchor arms.
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  5. Remove the bar.
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  7. Remove the bushings from the clamps and check them for wear or damage. Replace them as necessary.
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To install:
  1. Install the bar onto the vehicle, coating the bushings and all rubber parts with silicone grease.
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  3. Tighten the end link nuts just until they reach the unthreaded part of the bolt.
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  5. Tighten the clamp-to-anchor bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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CAUTION
Make sure that the parking brake cable is routed over the stabilizer bar!

C3HD Series

See Figure 2

  1. Raise and support the vehicle on safety stands. Remove the wheels.
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  3. Remove the upper nut and insulator. Remove the bolts from the spacer and the bar.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing the rear stabilizer bar-C3HD

  1. Remove the U-bolt nuts, the U-bolts, clamps and lower insulators and lift out the bar.
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  3. Install the bar and tighten the U-bolt nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm). Tighten the upper insulator nuts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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