REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Tape or mark the stabilizer bar on the right end prior to removal. This will ensure proper orientation of the part during installation.
- Raise the vehicle and support safely with jackstands.
- Remove both front wheel assemblies.
- Remove both tie rods from the steering knuckle with a tie rod separator.
- Remove both brake line clip-to-control arm attaching bolts.
- Remove the left side caliper, rotor, and splash shield. Suspend the caliper by a wire from the frame or body so not to damage the brake hose.
- Remove the two bolts at each stabilizer bar clamp and bushing.
- Remove the bar from the underside of the vehicle by moving the bar to the left side of the vehicle until the right side clears the frame rail.
- Install the stabilizer bar to the underside of the vehicle.
- It is important on 1988 models that the slit in the stabilizer bushing must be installed toward the front of the vehicle. Refer to the 1988 Stabilizer illustration.
- Install the clamps and bushings. Hand-tighten the bolt to hold in place.
- Install the link assemblies from the stabilizer bar to the lower control arm. Torque the bolts to 12 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
- Torque the bushing clamps to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
- Install the tie rod ends and torque the nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) + 1 / 2 turn (180°), plus a maximum of 1 / 6 turn to align the cotter pin. Install and bend over a new cotter pin.
- Install the left caliper, rotor and splash shield. Reconnect the brake line clip attaching bolts.
- Install the front wheel assemblies and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm). Lower the vehicle and check for proper operation.