Removal & Installation
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the front wheel and tire assemblies.
- Remove the left and right sway bar (stabilizer bar) link retaining nuts and the sway bar links from the bracket on the strut housings.
- Remove the sway bar links from the sway bar and set aside.
- If necessary, use a ball joint remover to separate the sway bar link from the sway bar.
Remove the 4 sway bar insulator bracket to subframe bolts (2 on each side).
NOTEIt may be necessary to lower the subframe to access the sway bar insulator bracket to subframe bolts. Support the rear of the subframe with a suitable device and remove the two rear subframe bolts only and slowly lower the subframe down to access the bolts.
Remove the sway bar from the vehicle.
- Position the sway bar (stabilizer bar) into the vehicle.
- Reinstall the 4 mounting bracket to subframe bolts.
- Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
Attach the sway bar links to each side of the sway bar and to each strut bracket.
NOTEIf the sway bar link boot seals are damaged, the link must be replaced.
- Reinstall the 4 retaining nuts and torque to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Reinstall the wheel and tire assemblies. Torque the lug nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.