Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Stabilizer Bar, Sway Bar and Bushings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the sway bar links from the lower control arms. Disconnect stabilizer link from stabilizer bar.
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  3. Disconnect the sway bar brackets from the body.
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Check the bushings inside the brackets for wear or deformation. A worn bushing can cause a distinct noise as the bar twists during cornering operation

  1. Disconnect the exhaust system, if necessary.
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  3. Remove the sway bar from the car. Examine the insulators (bushings) carefully for any sign of wear and replace them if necessary.
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To install:
  1. Place the bar in position and reconnect the exhaust system using new nuts, if remove to gain clearance to remove the assembly.
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  3. Install both stabilizer bar brackets and tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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  5. Connect the sway bar links to the control arms with the bolts, insulators (in the correct order) and new nuts. Tighten the nuts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm). Reconnect stabilizer link (inspect link for wear) to stabilizer bar, torque to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 1: The stabilizer bar cushion must be properly positioned during installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front stabilizer bar link and bushings

 
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