GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Stabilizer bar assembly

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar mount bushing brackets.
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  7. Remove the castle nut, washer and bushing from the stabilizer at the lower control arm.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the stabilizer bar and loosely install the castle nut, washer and bushing at the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the stabilizer bar mount bushing brackets.
  4.  
  5. Position stabilizer bar so that paint marks on the bar are centered between the mount bushings.
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  7. Tighten mount bolts to 29-65 ft. lbs. (40-90 Nm) and stabilizer bar castle nut to 22-39 ft. lbs. (30-55 Nm).
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  9. Install wheel and tire assemblies. Lower the vehicle.
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