Malibu 2001-2005

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Scribe a line on the rear camber adjust bolts (both left and right).
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  7. Remove the toe link.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer shaft bracket bolts.

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    Fig. Stabilizer shaft bracket and bolts

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  11. Remove the stabilizer shaft insulators from the stabilizer shaft.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer link to knuckle bolts.

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    Fig. Stabilizer link and knuckle bolt

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  15. Remove the stabilizer shaft.
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To install:

  1. Install the stabilizer shaft
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  3. Install the stabilizer shaft insulators.
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  5. Install the stabilizer shaft brackets.
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  7. Install the stabilizer shaft bracket bolts and tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  9. Install the stabilizer shaft links to knuckle bolts and tighten to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
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  11. Install the toe link. Tighten the bolt and nut to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm) plus 70°.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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