Honda Insight 2000-2006

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
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  3. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Remove the splash shields from the right and left side.
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  9. Remove the self-locking nuts (A) while holding the joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C) and disconnect the stabilizer links (D) from the stabilizer bar (E) on the right and left side.

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    Fig. Remove the self-locking nuts (A) while holding the joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C) and disconnect the stabilizer links (D) from the stabilizer bar (E) on the right and left side

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  11. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D).

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    Fig. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D)

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    1. Use new self-locking bolts.
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    3. Make sure to note the left and right sides of the stabilizer bar.
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    5. Tighten the flange bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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    7. Align the ends of the paint marks on the stabilizer bar with each end of the bushings.

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      Fig. Align the ends of the paint marks (A) on the stabilizer bar with each end of the bushings (B)

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    9. Note the fore/aft direction of the bushing holders.
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    11. Refer to the Stabilizer Link Removal & Installation procedure to connect the stabilizer bar to the links.
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