Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the splash board, if equipped.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar-to-connecting rod nuts (1970-78) or stabilizer bar-to-transverse link nuts (1984 and later).
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When removing the stabilizer bar-to-connecting rod nuts, two wrenches are necessary.

  1. Remove the stabilizer bar bracket-to-frame bolts and the stabilizer bar.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The ZX sway bar ends can be removed by either removing the sway bar-to-link bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... or by removing the link from the transverse arm

Final checking, and any additional tightening, if needed of the stabilizer bar fasteners should be performed with the wheels on the ground.

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the stabilizer bar bracket-to-frame bolts to 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm) for 1970-78 or 20-27 ft. lbs. (26-36 Nm) for 1979-83 or 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm) for 1984 and later; the stabilizer bar-to-connecting rod nut to 9-20 ft. lbs. (12-27 Nm) for 1970-78; the stabilizer bar-to-transverse link to 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm) for 1979-87, and the the stabilizer bar-to-connecting rod nut to 47-51 ft. lbs. (64-69 Nm) for 1988.
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