Sentra 2007

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the engine under cover.
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  3. Separate intermediate shaft from steering gear pinion shaft. Refer to Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear in the Steering Section.
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  5. Remove front tires using power tool.
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  7. Remove the nut on the lower side of stabilizer connecting rod using power tool, and then remove stabilizer connecting rod from stabilizer bar.
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  9. If necessary remove stabilize connecting rod upper nut using power tool. Separate stabilizer connecting rod and strut.
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  11. Loosen steering outer socket nut.
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  13. Remove steering outer socket from steering knuckle so as not to damage ball joint boot using Tool HT72520000 (J-25730-A).
    WARNING
    Temporarily tighten the nut to prevent damage to threads and to prevent the Tool from suddenly coming off.



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    Fig. Loosen steering outer socket (1) nut. Remove steering outer socket (1) from steering knuckle (2) so as not to damage ball joint boot (3) using Tool.

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  15. Remove the heated oxygen sensor bracket from the suspension member.
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  17. Remove rear torque rod. Refer to Engine Assembly in the Engine Mechanical Section.
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  19. Set Tool under the front suspension member, then remove the bolts from the front suspension member using power tool.
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  21. Remove the bolts of member stay using power tool, and then remove member stay.
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  23. Gradually lower front suspension member in order to remove stabilizer bolts.

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    Fig. Gradually lower front suspension member in order to remove stabilizer bolts.

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  25. Remove the stabilizer clamp bolts, then remove stabilizer clamps and stabilizer bushing.
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  27. Remove stabilizer bar.

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    Fig. Remove the stabilizer clamp bolts, then remove stabilizer clamps and stabilizer bushing. Remove stabilizer bar

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  29. Inspection after removal: