Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the 1972-84 models' stabilizer bar and end link



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the 1986 model's stabilizer bar, end link and tension rod

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Unbolt the stabilizer bar-to-frame clamps.
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  5. Unbolt the stabilizer bar from the lower control arms. Keep all the bushings, washers and spacers in order.
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  7. Check all parts for wear or damage and replace anything which looks suspicious.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten all fasteners lightly, then torque them to specifications with the wheels on the ground.

    Stabilizer bar-to-control arm nut:
     

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1972-84: 25 ft. lbs.

1986: 34 ft. lbs.



Stabilizer-to-frame clamp bolts: 16 ft. lbs.
 

 
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