Odyssey 2007-2008

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



Special tool required: front subframe adapter VSB02C000016

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the stabilizer bar on the right and left sides.
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  7. Remove the splash shield.

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    Fig. Remove the splash shield (A)

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  9. Attach the special tool to the front subframe (A) by hanging the belt (B) of the special tool over the front of the subframe, secure it with the pin (C), then tighten the special tool screw.

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    Fig. Raise the jack (B) and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, then attach them with bolts securely. Raise the jack (B) and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, then attach them with bolts securely

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  11. Raise the jack (B) and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, then attach them with bolts securely.
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  13. Loosen the front subframe front bracket (A) mounting bolts on the right and left of the vehicle so they are about 14mm ( 9 / 16 in.) from the mounting surface.

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    Fig. Loosen the front subframe front bracket (A) mounting bolts on the right and left of the vehicle so they are about 14mm (9/16 in.) from the mounting surface

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  15. Support the front subframe securely by raising the special tool, then remove the two 12mm flange bolts (A).
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  17. Loosen the two 14mm special bolts (B) so they are about 14mm ( 9 / 16 in.) from the mounting surface.

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    Fig. Support the front subframe securely by raising the special tool, then remove the two 12mm flange bolts (A). Loosen the two 14mm special bolts (B) so they are about 14mm (9/16 in.) from the mounting surface

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  19. Lower the jack supporting the front subframe with the special tool slowly until the front subframe has dropped about 14mm ( 9 / 16 in.).
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  21. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D) from the front subframe (E).

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    Fig. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D) from the front subframe (E)

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To install:

  1. Install the stabilizer bar in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

    Note the right and left direction of the stabilizer bar.
     
    Align the paint marks (A) on the stabilizer bar with the sides of the bushings (B).

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    Fig. Align the paint marks (A) on the stabilizer bar with the sides of the bushings (B)

     
    Note the fore/aft direction of the bushing holders.
     
    Raise the front subframe up with the jack and special tool until it contacts the body frame, then tighten the mounting bolts to the specified torque.
     
    Refer to Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation to connect the stabilizer bar to the links.
     
    Do the front toe inspection, and adjust it if necessary.
     

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