Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  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. Remove the front tires and wheels.

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    Fig. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the stabilizer shaft

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  7. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the stabilizer shaft.
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  9. Using a suitable jack stand, support the rear of the frame assembly.
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  11. Remove the frame support to body bolts.
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  13. Remove the rear frame assembly mounting bolts.
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  15. Lower the rear of the cradle in order to gain clearance to the stabilizer shaft.

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    Fig. Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and insulators

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  17. Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and insulators.
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  19. Remove the stabilizer shaft through the opening between the frame and body.
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To install:

  1. Position the stabilizer shaft to the frame.
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  3. Install the stabilizer bar clamps and insulators.
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  5. Raise the rear of the cradle.
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  7. Install the frame support brackets. Loosely install the bracket and frame to body bolts.
    NOTE
    The frame and frame support bolts require a minimum of 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).

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  9. Tighten the frame and bracket support bolts, and tighten the rear frame to body bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the frame support bracket to body bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  13. Tighten all the bolts 90 degrees plus an additional 15 degrees.
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  15. Remove the jack stand.
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  17. Connect the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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