Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the nut, washer and bushing (on underside of the lower control arm) linking the stabilizer bar end to the lower control arm.
- Lift up on the bar and remove the remaining bushings and the spacer and bolt assembly (called the end link) from the stabilizer bar end.
- Remove the bar mounting bracket-to-frame bolts.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle. If necessary, remove the mounting brackets and insulators from the bar.
- Inspect all of the stabilizer bar mounting and end link bushings. Replace any that are cracked, squashed, swollen or damaged.
- Position the stabilizer bar mounting brackets to the frame and install the retaining bolts loosely.
- Install the end link assembly to the bar end and the lower control arm. Install the end link retaining bolt loosely.
- Tighten the mounting bracket bolts to 25-34 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm).
The end link assembly must be tightened with the vehicle weight on the front wheels.
- Lower the vehicle then tighten the end link retaining nut to 15-21 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm).
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the front stabilizer bar link nuts from the front suspension lower arms. Discard the nuts.
- Remove the front stabilizer bar link studs and the front stabilizer bar links.
- Remove the four bolts and two brackets. Discard the bolts.
- Remove the front stabilizer bar.
- Remove the stabilizer bar insulator.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure to use new bolts and nuts. Observe the following torques:
NOTEIn the event the self-tapping bolts cannot be installed in the frame, there is a kit available with flag nuts.
End link nuts: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)