Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000

Sway Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Mirage
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support vehicle.
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  5. Disassemble the links, remove the locknut, joint cup, bushing, and collar. Remove the sway bar link bolts.
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  7. It will be necessary to remove the center crossmember in order to remove the sway bar. The following steps are required to remove the crossmember:
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  1. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  3. Properly support the engine, remove the engine roll stopper bolts. Remove the four center member mounting bolts and remove the center member assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove both steering rack mounts.
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  7. Disconnect the lower control arm from the crossmember.
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  9. Support the crossmember, remove the mounting bolts and lower the crossmember for access.
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  1. Remove the sway bar mounts and remove the bar from the vehicle.
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To install


NOTE
Note that the bar brackets are marked left and right.

  1. Position the sway bar in the vehicle, then install the crossmember in the reverse order it was removed.
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  3. Install the sway bar mount brackets, and tighten the mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  5. Connect the sway bar links and tighten the bolts with rubber bushings, until the amount of bolt protrusion at the end of link mounting bolt is 0.87 inches (22mm).
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  7. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.
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1990-93 Galant
FWD VEHICLE
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front exhaust pipe and gasket from the manifold and using wire, tie it down and out of the way.
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NOTE
When relocating the front exhaust pipe, make sure the flexible joint is not bent more than a few degrees or damage to the pipe joint may occur.

  1. Remove the center crossmember rear installation bolts.
  2.  
  3. Remove the sway bar link bolts. On the pillow-ball type, hold ball stud with a hex wrench and remove the self-locking nut with a box wrench.
  4.  
  5. Remove the sway bar bolts and mounts.
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  7. Remove the bar from the vehicle, as follows:
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  1. Pull both ends of the sway bar toward the rear of the vehicle.
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  3. Move the right sway bar end until the end clears the lower arm.
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  5. Remove the sway bar out the right side of the vehicle.
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  1. Inspect all bushings for wear and deterioration and replace as required.
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  3. Check the sway bar for damage, and replace as required.
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To install:

  1. Install the sway bar into the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the sway bar brackets on the vehicle, following any side locating markings on the brackets. Temporarily tighten the sway bar bracket. Align the bushing end with the marked part of the sway bar and then fully tighten the sway bar bracket.
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  5. If equipped with the pillow-ball type mounting, install the sway bar links and link mounting nuts. Using a wrench, secure the ball studs at both ends of the sway bar link while tightening the mounting nuts. Tighten the nuts on the sway bar bolt so that the distance of bolt protrusion above the top of the nut is 0.63-0.70 in. (16-18mm).
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  7. Install the front exhaust pipe with new gasket in place. Tighten new self-locking nuts to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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AWD VEHICLE
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front exhaust pipe.
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  5. Remove the center gusset and transfer assembly.
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  7. Using a wrench to secure the ball studs at both ends of the sway bar link, remove the sway bar link mounting nuts. Remove the sway bar link.
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  9. Remove the sway bar bracket installation bolt and the sway bar bracket and bushing.
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  11. Disconnect the sway bar coupling at the right lower control arm. Pull out the left side sway bar edge, pulling it out between the driveshaft and the lower arm. Pull out the right side bar below the lower arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the bar into the vehicle in the same manner as removal.
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  3. Temporarily tighten the sway bar bracket. Align the bushing end with the marked part of the sway bar and then fully tighten the stabilizer bar bracket.
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  5. Install and tighten the sway bar bracket bolt.
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  7. Install the sway bar links and link mounting nuts. Using a wrench, secure the ball studs at both ends of the sway bar link while tightening the mounting nuts. Tighten the nuts on the sway bar bolt so that the distance of bolt protrusion above the top of the nut is 0.63 to 0.70 in. (16 to 18mm).
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  9. Install the transfer assembly and gusset.
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  11. Install the left crossmember. Tighten the rear mounting bolts to 58 ft. lbs. (80 Nm) and the front mounting bolts to 72 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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1994-00 Galant


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Fig. Remove the sway bar link self-locking nuts . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the sway bar links from the vehicle



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Fig. The sway bar mounting bracket and bushings are retained by 2 bolts

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the sway bar links by removing the self-locking nuts.
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  7. Remove the sway bar mounting brackets and bushings.
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  9. Remove the bar from the vehicle.
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  11. Inspect all components for wear or damage, and replace parts as needed.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the sway bar into the vehicle.
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  3. Loosely install the sway bar brackets on the vehicle.
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  5. Align the side locating markings on the sway bar, so that the marking on the bar, extends approximately 0.40 inches (10mm) from the inner edge of the mounting bracket, on both sides.
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  7. With the sway bar properly aligned, tighten the mounting bracket bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  9. Connect the sway links to the damper fork and the sway bar. Tighten the locking nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  11. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.
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Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front exhaust pipe and engine undercover.
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  7. Remove the left and right frame members.
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  9. Remove the sway bar link.
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  11. Remove the sway bar brackets and remove the sway bar from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Note that the bar brackets are marked left and right. Lubricate all rubber parts and install the bushings, the sway bar and brackets.
  2.  
  3. Install the sway bar link.
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  5. Install the frame members.
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  7. Install the engine undercover and exhaust pipe.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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