Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the 1998 B series pick-up stablizer bar mounting

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the nut, washer and bushing (on underside of the lower control arm) linking the stabilizer bar end to the lower control arm.
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  5. 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.
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  7. Remove the bar mounting bracket-to-frame bolts.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle. If necessary, remove the mounting brackets and insulators from the bar.
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To install:

  1. Inspect all of the stabilizer bar mounting and end link bushings. Replace any that are cracked, squashed, swollen or damaged.
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  3. Position the stabilizer bar mounting brackets to the frame and install the retaining bolts loosely.
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  5. Install the end link assembly to the bar end and the lower control arm. Install the end link retaining bolt loosely.
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  7. Tighten the mounting bracket bolts to 25-34 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm).
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The end link assembly must be tightened with the vehicle weight on the front wheels.

  1. Lower the vehicle then tighten the end link retaining nut to 15-21 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm).
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Remove the front stabilizer bar link nuts from the front suspension lower arms. Discard the nuts.
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  9. Remove the front stabilizer bar link studs and the front stabilizer bar links.
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  11. Remove the four bolts and two brackets. Discard the bolts.
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  13. Remove the front stabilizer bar.
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  15. Remove the stabilizer bar insulator.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be sure to use new bolts and nuts. Observe the following torques:
    NOTE
    In 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)
     
    Bracket bolts: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     

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