Silverado 2008

Stabilizer Bar

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Remove the oil pan skid plate, if equipped.

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    Fig. Skid plate and related components-type one



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    Fig. Skid plate and related components-type two



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    Fig. Stabilizer link and related components-1500



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    Fig. Stabilizer link and related components-2500 and 3500

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  9. Remove the stabilizer shaft nut from the link bolt.
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  11. Remove the stabilizer shaft link bolt.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer shaft link insulators and spacers.

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    Fig. Stabilizer link insulator (bushing) and related components-1500



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    Fig. Stabilizer link insulator (bushing) and related components-2500 and 3500

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  15. Remove the stabilizer shaft insulator bracket bolts.
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  17. Remove the stabilizer shaft bracket.
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  19. Remove the stabilizer shaft.
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  21. Remove the stabilizer shaft insulators.
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  23. Inspect all of the parts for wear and damage.

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    Fig. Stabilizer bar (1) and related and related components-1500



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    Fig. Stabilizer bar (1) and related and related components-2500 and 3500

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To install:

  1. Install the insulators to the stabilizer shaft.
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  3. Install the stabilizer shaft.
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  5. Install the brackets over the insulators and the stabilizer shaft.
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  7. Install insulator bracket bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  9. Install the stabilizer shaft link insulators and spacers.
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  11. Apply Loctite® on the threads of the stabilizer link bolts then install the bolts.
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  13. Tighten the nuts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  15. Install the oil pan skid plate, if equipped.
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  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  19. Remove the safety stands
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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