Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Excel

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Stabilizer bar and strut bar assembly-1986-89 Excel



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Fig. Fig. 2: Stabilizer bar mounting-1990-93 Excel



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Fig. Fig. 3: Access hole used to remove and install stabilizer bar-1990-93 Excel

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2.  
  3. Unbolt the stabilizer clamps from the crossmember.
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  5. Unbolt the stabilizer bar from the strut bar.
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  7. Examine the bushings for cracks and wear, if one is worn or cracked all the bushings must be replaced.
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To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedures. Reposition the stabilizer bar and tighten the chassis clamp bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm); the strut bar clamps to 50 inch lbs. (6-7 Nm).
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Elantra

See Figure 4



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Fig. Fig. 4: Stabilizer bar components and mounting-Elantra

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and separate the tie rod end and the ball joint from the lower control arm and the steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the stabilizer link self locking nut using a 14mm spanner wrench.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar through the access opening. Detach the upper and the lower fixtures; then remove the bushings.
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To install:
  1. Install the bushings onto the bar. Align the upper and the lower fixtures with the bushings making sure the projections are securely in the space between the fixtures.
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Distinguish the side the fixtures are to be installed by locating the identification marks stamped on each; R will denote the right side and L will denote the left side fixture. They are not the same and should be installed as labeled.

  1. Using the access opening, install the rod to the vehicle. Temporarily tighten the bushing fixtures.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the stabilizer bar link with a spanner wrench and install the self-locking nut tighten to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the tie rod end and the ball joint to the steering knuckle and control arm tightening the ball joint stud nut to 52 ft. lbs. (72 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
  8.  

Sonata

See Figures 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 5: Stabilizer bar components and mounting-Sonata



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Fig. Fig. 6: Aligning the stabilizer bar marked portion with the bracket-Sonata

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the stabilizer bar brackets from the crossmember.
  4.  
  5. Lower the rear of the center member and lower the stabilizer bar.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the end links and remove the stabilizer.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedures. Torque the end link nuts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm); the bracket bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
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Scoupe

See Figure 7



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Fig. Fig. 7: Stabilizer bar components and mounting-Scoupe

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the tie rod end ball joint from the knuckle using special tool 09568-31000 or equivalent.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear roll stopper mounting bolt and rear roll bracket assembly mounting bolt.
  8.  
  9. Pull the rear roll bracket assembly forward.
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  11. Loosen the stabilizer link bolt and nut, then separate the stabilizer bar from the lower arm.
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  13. Loosen the stabilizer bar mounting bolts through the steering gear box access opening provided on the vehicle body.
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  15. Remove the stabilizer through the access opening.
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  17. Detach the upper and lower bracket, then remove the bushing.
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  19. Install the stabilizer bar by reversing the removal procedure, observing the following torque values:

    Stabilizer bar bracket bolts-12-19 ft. lbs. (15-26 Nm).
     
    Ball joint-to-knuckle-43-52 ft. lbs. (58-70 Nm).
     

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