REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands.
- Remove the stabilizer bar link nuts, bolts and insulators securing it to the control arm.
- Remove the nut, washer and bracket retaining the stabilizer bar rod to the body.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
- Inspect the rubber insulator for signs of wear and replace if needed.
- Install new rubber insulators, if needed. Coat the contact surfaces with a light coating of grease.
- Position the stabilizer bar to the vehicle.
- Install the bracket, nut and washer retaining the stabilizer bar rod to the body. Tighten the bracket nuts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Install the link nuts, bolts and insulators retaining it to the control arm.
- Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
- With the vehicle on the ground, tighten the stabilizer bar link nuts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Check and adjust the front end alignment, as necessary.
See Figure 2
- Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely on jackstands.
- If needed, remove the front wheels and tires for additional access.
- Loosen the retainer nut from the top of one of the link bolts, then remove the retainer and grommet so the stabilizer may be separated from the link bolt. If necessary, remove the link bolt, washers and grommets, but make sure all components remain in order to ease installation.
- Loosen the nut from the top of the other link bolt and separate it from the stabilizer bar in the same fashion. If the link bolt and components are completely removed, be sure to tag or arrange everything to assure installation on the same side.