ION 2006-2007

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the rear transaxle mount.
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  7. Remove the steering gear.
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  9. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the stabilizer shaft.

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    Fig. Remove the stabilizer bar mounting clamp

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  11. Remove the stabilizer bar mounting clamp bolts and clamps from both sides of the vehicle.

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    Fig. Remove the bushings from the stabilizer bar

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  13. Remove the bushings from the stabilizer bar.
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  15. Lift and rotate the stabilizer bar up and to the right.
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  17. Carefully remove the stabilizer bar from the right side of the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Move the stabilizer bar into position from the right side of the vehicle.
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  3. Install the stabilizer bushings on the stabilizer bar with the cut line facing rearward.
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  5. Install the stabilizer bar clamps and bolts, and tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  7. Connect the stabilizer links to the stabilizer shaft.
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  9. Install the steering gear.
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  11. Install the rear transaxle mount.
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  13. Install the front wheels.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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