Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Hoist vehicle and remove stabilizer bar nuts (right and left).
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  3. Remove stabilizer bar brackets and stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. When installing stabilizer, loosely assemble all components while insuring that stabilizer is centered, side-to-side. Refer to the figure for its check.
    NOTE
    For correct installation of stabilizer bar, side-to-side, be sure that color paint on stabilizer bar aligns with mount bush, both right and left.

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  3. Install parts by reversing -Removal- procedure.
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  5. Torque stabilizer nuts and bolts to the following specification.

    Stabilizer nut a: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer bolt b: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer nut c: 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     

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  7. For installing directions (and position) of mount bushes and washers, refer to the figure.
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CAUTION
To avoid the risk of being burned, start your work after the exhaust system has cooled down.

  1. Hoist vehicle and remove rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove stabilizer link nuts. Then remove stabilizer joints from stabilizer bar. When loosening link nut and joint nut, hold stud with wrench.
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  5. Remove stabilizer mount brackets.
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  7. Remove stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. Loosely assemble all components in reverse order of removal.
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  3. With painted mark on stabilizer bar and end face of mount bushing aligned, tighten mount bracket bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
    NOTE
    If painted mark has faded out, align the vehicle center and the center of stabilizer bar.

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  5. Tighten each nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). When tightening, hold stud with wrench.
    NOTE
    Use new nuts.

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