GrandCaravan 2008

Control Links


Removal & Installation

Do not remove the strut rod nut while the strut assembly is installed in the vehicle, or before the coil spring is compressed with a compression tool. The spring is held under high pressure.

At no time when servicing a vehicle can a sheet metal screw, bolt, or other metal fastener be installed in the shock tower to take the place of an original plastic clip. It may come into contact with the strut or the coil spring.

Wheel bearing damage will result if, after loosening the axle hub nut, the vehicle is rolled on the ground or the weight of the vehicle is allowed to be supported by the tires for any length of time.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
  7. Remove the nut (2) securing the stabilizer control link to the stabilizer bar (3) while holding the stabilizer bar link (1) lower stud stationary (wrench placed on machined flats on stud).
  9. Remove the nut attaching the control link to the strut assembly.
  11. Remove the control link (1) from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Stabilizer control link location


To install:

  1. Attach the stabilizer bar link (1) at each end of the stabilizer bar (3). At each link, install and tighten the nut (2) while holding the stabilizer bar link lower stud stationary. Tighten the nuts to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
  3. Install the tire and wheel assemblies tighten the wheel mounting nuts in proper sequence to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  5. Lower the vehicle.