Be sure that new stabilizer bar-to-stabilizer bar link nuts, stabilizer bar bracket-to-lower arm gusset nuts and bolts, and stabilizer bar link-to-control arm nuts are available. These parts lose their torque holding/retention capabilities during removal and must not be reused.
- Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
- Remove both the left and right stabilizer bar-to-stabilizer bar link nuts and discard them.
- Remove both the left and right stabilizer bar bracket-to-lower control arm gusset nuts and discard them.
- Remove both the left and right stabilizer bar bracket-to-lower control arm gusset bolts and discard them.
- Gently pry the ends of the stabilizer bar off the front stabilizer bar links and remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
- If the front stabilizer bar link must be removed, hold the link shaft with a wrench and remove the link lower nut and discard it. Remove the link and the two insulators and washers.
- If the front stabilizer bar links were be removed, assemble the insulator and washers to the link. Install the link shaft in the lower control arm. While holding the link with a wrench, install a new nut and tighten it to 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm).
- Align the ends of the stabilizer bar with the links and gently push to bar into place.
- Position the stabilizer bar mounting brackets on the lower control arm gusset studs, install the new nuts, and tighten them to 30-38 ft. lbs. (41-51 Nm).
- Install the new front stabilizer bar-to-lower arm gusset bolts and tighten them to 30-38 ft. lbs. (41-51 Nm).
- Install the new stabilizer bar-to-stabilizer bar link nuts and tighten them to 34-38 ft. lbs. (46-51 Nm) on 1993-98 vehicles. On 1999-00 vehicles, tighten the nuts to 46-51 ft. lbs. (62-70 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.