Lexus RX300, 330 3 2000-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar)

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Removal & Installation



With 2wd
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the left side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.

  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the right side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.



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    Fig. Removing the stabilizer link

  8.  
  9. Inspect the left and right rear stabilizer link assemblies, as follows:
    1. As shown in the illustration, flip the ball joint stud back and forth 5 times, before installing the nut.
    2.  
    3. Using a torque wrench, turn the nut continuously at a rate of 2-4 seconds per turn and take the torque reading on the 5th turn. Turning torque: 0.4-8.7 inch lbs. (0.05-1.0 Nm).
    4.  
    5. If the value is not within specifications, replace the stabilizer link.

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      Fig. Inspecting the stabilizer link

    6.  

  10.  
  11. Separate the left side stabilizer bar no. 1 bracket, as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 bolts, no. 1 bracket and bushing (left side).
    2.  

  12.  
  13. Separate the right side stabilizer bar no. 1 bracket, as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 bolts, no. 1 bracket and bushing (right side).
    2.  

  14.  
  15. Remove the rear stabilizer bar.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear stabilizer bar.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear stabilizer bar left bracket no.1, as follows:
    1. Install the bushing and bracket with the 2 bolts (lh side). Tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)
      NOTE
      Install the bushing to the inner side of the bushing stopper on the stabilizer bar.

    2.  

  4.  
  5. Install the rear stabilizer bar left bracket no.1, as follows:
    1. Install the bushing and bracket with the 2 bolts (lh side). Tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)
      NOTE
      Install the bushing to the inner side of the bushing stopper on the stabilizer bar.



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      Fig. Installing the no. 1 stabilizer bracket



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      Fig. Install the bushing to the inner side of the bushing stopper on the stabilizer bar

    2.  

  6.  
  7. Install rear stabilizer left and right links. Tighten the retainers to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon (5 mm) wrench to hold the stud.

  8.  
  9. Install the wheel and tire assembly and secure the lug nuts until they are finger-tight.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  12.  

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the left side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.

  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the right side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.



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    Fig. Removing the stabilizer link

  8.  
  9. Inspect the left and right rear stabilizer link assemblies, as follows:
    1. As shown in the illustration, flip the ball joint stud back and forth 5 times, before installing the nut.
    2.  
    3. Using a torque wrench, turn the nut continuously at a rate of 2-4 seconds per turn and take the torque reading on the 5th turn. Turning torque: 9 inch lbs. (1.0 Nm) or less.
    4.  
    5. If the value is not within specifications, replace the stabilizer link.

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      Fig. Inspecting the stabilizer link

    6.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the 4 bolts and the no. 1 stabilizer bar bracket.

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    Fig. The no. 1 stabilizer bar bracket is retained with 4 bolts

  12.  
  13. Remove the stabilizer bar and bushings.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear stabilizer bar, as follows:
    1. Install the stabilizer bushing to the outer side of the stopper ring on the stabilizer bar.
    2.  
    3. Install the stabilizer bar.

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      Fig. Install the stabilizer bushing to the outer side of the stopper ring on the stabilizer bar

    4.  

  2.  
  3. Install the rear stabilizer bar bracket no.1 and secure with the 4 bolts. Tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)
  4.  
  5. Install rear stabilizer left and right links. Tighten the retainers to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon (5 mm) wrench to hold the stud.

  6.  
  7. Install the wheel and tire assembly and secure the lug nuts until they are finger-tight.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  10.  

With 4wd
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the left side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.

  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the right side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.



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    Fig. Removing the stabilizer link

  8.  
  9. Inspect the left and right rear stabilizer link assemblies, as follows:
    1. As shown in the illustration, flip the ball joint stud back and forth 5 times, before installing the nut.
    2.  
    3. Using a torque wrench, turn the nut continuously at a rate of 2-4 seconds per turn and take the torque reading on the 5th turn. Turning torque: 0.4-8.7 inch lbs. (0.05-1.0 Nm).
    4.  
    5. If the value is not within specifications, replace the stabilizer link.

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      Fig. Inspecting the stabilizer link

    6.  

  10.  
  11. Separate the left side stabilizer bar no. 2 bracket, as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 bolts, no. 2 bracket and bushing (left side).
    2.  

  12.  
  13. Separate the right side stabilizer bar no. 2 bracket, as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 bolts, no. 2 bracket and bushing (right side).
    2.  

  14.  
  15. Remove the rear stabilizer bar.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear stabilizer bar.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear stabilizer bar left bracket no.2, as follows:
    1. Install the bushing and bracket with the 2 bolts (lh side). Tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)
      NOTE
      Install the bushing to the outside of the bushing stopper on the stabilizer bar.

    2.  

  4.  
  5. Install the rear stabilizer bar left bracket no. 2, as follows:
    1. Install the bushing and bracket with the 2 bolts (lh side). Tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)
      NOTE
      Install the bushing to the outside of the bushing stopper on the stabilizer bar.



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      Fig. Installing the no. 2 stabilizer bracket



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      Fig. Install the bushing to the inner side of the bushing stopper on the stabilizer bar

    2.  

  6.  
  7. Install rear stabilizer left and right links. Tighten the retainers to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon (5 mm) wrench to hold the stud.

  8.  
  9. Install the wheel and tire assembly and secure the lug nuts until they are finger-tight.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  12.  

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the left side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.

  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 nuts, then remove the right side stabilizer link.
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (5 mm) to hold the stud.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing the stabilizer link

  8.  
  9. Inspect the left and right rear stabilizer link assemblies, as follows:
    1. As shown in the illustration, flip the ball joint stud back and forth 5 times, before installing the nut.
    2.  
    3. Using a torque wrench, turn the nut continuously at a rate of 2-4 seconds per turn and take the torque reading on the 5th turn. Turning torque: 9.0 inch lbs. (1.0 Nm) or less.
    4.  
    5. If the value is not within specifications, replace the stabilizer link.

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      Fig. Inspecting the stabilizer link

    6.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the 3 mounting bolts and then remove the rear stabilizer bar.

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    Fig. Left side stabilizer bar mounting bolt (A)



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    Fig. Right side stabilizer bar mounting bolts (B)

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear stabilizer bar, as follows:
    1. Install the stabilizer bracket.

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      Fig. Install the stabilizer bracket

    2.  
    3. Install the stabilizer bar and secure with the 3 bolts. Tighten bolt A to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) and bolt B to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Install rear stabilizer left and right links. Tighten the retainers to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
    NOTE
    If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon (5 mm) wrench to hold the stud.

  4.  
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly and secure the lug nuts until they are finger-tight.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  8.  

 
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