Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Front stabilizer bar and related components

  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 tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar bushing bracket bolts.
    NOTE
    Use the hex holding feature to prevent the ball stud from turning while removing or installing the stabilizer link nut.

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  9. Remove the 2 lower stabilizer bar link nuts.
    NOTE
    Access the stabilizer bar through the left wheel opening.

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  11. Remove the stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    When installing the stabilizer bar bushings, make sure the bushings are correctly oriented with the bushing flanges in the up position and the bushing split pointing to the rear of the vehicle.

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  3. Observe the following torques:

    2001-2004 link nuts: 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
     
    2005-2006 link nuts: 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     
    Bushing bracket bolts: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     

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