Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Sway Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Justy

The Justy is not equipped with a rear sway bar.

Sedan, Coupe, Loyale, XT, Wagon and Brat
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the sway bar bushing clamp bolts and sway bar bushing clamps.
  4.  
  5. Remove the sway bar-to-inner control arm mounting bolts, and remove the sway bar from the vehicle.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Position the sway bar on the vehicle, and install the sway bar-to-inner control arm mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the sway bar bushing brackets and mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6.  

Legacy and Impreza

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosen the sway bar link retainer nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and remove the nut and washer ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... followed by the bushing and remove the nut and washer ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the sway bar bracket retainer bolts from the underbody

Sway bars are equipped on 4WD vehicles only.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Mark the location and direction of the stabilizer mounting clamps. This will ensure proper installation.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stabilizer-to-crossmember bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts that secure the stabilizer to the control link.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Check all of the bushings for deformity or damage. Replace any bushing that shows signs of deterioration.
  2.  
  3. Install the bushings and clamps on the stabilizer, aligning any marks made during removal.
  4.  
  5. Install the stabilizer bar into position, and install the retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to the following amounts:

    Stabilizer link-to-control link-13-17 ft. lbs. (18-23 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer-to-crossmember-15-21 ft. lbs. (21-28 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.
  8.  

SVX

See Figures 5, 6 and 7

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Fig. Fig. 5: Rear sway bar assembly-SVX



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Fig. Fig. 6: Removing the sway bar link



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Fig. Fig. 7: Removing the sway bar clamp

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the sway bar link-to-sway bar mounting nuts and bolts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the sway bar bracket mounting bolts, then remove the brackets from the frame.
  6.  
  7. Remove the sway bar.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Position the sway bar on the vehicle and install the sway bar brackets on the paint marks on the sway bar. Install the bolts and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  2.  

When installing the sway bar brackets make sure the brackets are installed in the correct direction. The upper end of the bracket is shorter than the lower.

  1. Connect the sway bar to the sway bar links and tighten the mounting nuts and bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  

 
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