GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. The stabilizer bar link is mounted to the lower control arm



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Fig. View of the stabilizer bar-to-subframe mounting

The stabilizer bar is attached to the front suspension support (subframe) and, through a bolt and link, connects the lower control arms.

  1. Raise and safely support vehicle and allow vehicle suspension to hang free.
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  3. Remove the front tire and wheel assemblies.
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  5. Remove the nuts attaching the stabilizer bar to the stabilizer links.
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  7. Separate the tie rods from the knuckles.
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  9. Remove the bolts retaining the rear engine bracket.
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Fig. Remove the bolts retaining the rear engine bracket (1)

  1. Remove the clamps attaching stabilizer bar to the subframe.
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Fig. Remove the bolts (7 and 3) and clamps (2) attaching the stabilizer bar (1) to the subframe (6)

  1. Support the rear of the subframe with adjustable safety stands.
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  3. Remove the rear and center bolts from subframe assembly and loosen the front bolts.
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  5. Lower the subframe