GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: Installing the stabilizer bar-V-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-spring plate bolts.
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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 the stabilizer bar-to-frame nuts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm). Tighten the stabilizer bar-to-spring plate bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
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