GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

Stabilizer Shaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Stabilizer shaft assembly-1995 vehicle shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Scribe the relation of the strut to the knuckle for installation purposes.
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  9. Remove the right and left stabilizer shaft link bolts and open the brackets to remove the insulators.
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  11. Remove the right and left strut-to-knuckle-to-stabilizer shaft nuts. Do NOT remove the strut-to-knuckle bolts.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer shaft by prying the shaft on one side for clearance at the strut.
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To install:
  1. Install the stabilizer shaft by prying the shaft on one side for clearance at the strut.
  2.  
  3. Install the insulator brackets-to-stabilizer shaft-to-knuckle bolts. Do NOT tighten at this time.
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  5. Install the right and left stabilizer shaft link bolts.
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  7. Tighten the link bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) and the knuckle bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm) for 1988-94 vehicles. For 1995-96 vehicles, tighten the knuckle bolts to 122 ft. lbs. (165 Nm).
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  9. Install the wheel and tire assembly and install the lug nuts finger-tight.
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  11. Carefully lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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