REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2wd Models Only
- With the truck resting on its wheels, remove the underpan.
- If the tension rod installation is correct, the white painted marks on the stabilizer bar, at the bushings, should be visible.
- The tension bar and stabilizer bar can be unbolted and removed with the vehicle supported on jackstands.
- Position the component and tighten the nuts and bolts. Tighten the stabilizer bar through-bolt and the bar bushing clamp bolts to 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm). Tighten the tension rod-to-lower link bolts to 36-47 ft. lbs. (49-64 Nm); and the tension rod-to-frame anchor nut to 87-116 ft. lbs. (118-157 Nm). Replace the bushings whenever the parts are changed. Replace any bushing that appears dry, cracked or compressed.
- Check the stabilizer bar with the truck on its wheels to see if both white painted marks on the stabilizer bar are visible at the bushings.