REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 6
- Jack up vehicle and remove the rear wheel.
- Disconnect the brake hose from the shock absorber. Have a container handy to catch any spilt fluid.
- Remove the left and right stabilizer bar bushing brackets.
- Remove the clip from the shock absorber. Remove the nuts and bolts, then disconnect the shock absorber from the steering knuckle.
- Remove the 4 nuts retaining the left and right stabilizer links.
If the ball joint turns with the nut, use a hexagon wrench to hold the stud.
- Matchmark the bushing and brackets to the stabilizer. Remove the 4 bolts, 2 brackets and bushings from the stabilizer bar.
- On some models you may need to remove the exhaust system.
- On all models, support the fuel tank with a jack. On 1988-95 models, remove only the right tank band. On the 1996-97 models, remove both tank bands.
- On the 1993-95 models, support the rear crossmember with a jack. Remove the six bolts and lower the member. Remove the rear stabilizer bar.
- Install the stabilizer bar.
- On the 1993-95 models, jack up the crossmember, install the bolts, then tighten them to 55 ft lbs. (74 Nm).
- Install the fuel tank and bands, then tighten the retaining bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Remove the jack.
- Install the exhaust system if removed. Be sure to install new gaskets.
- Align the marks and install the stabilizer bar bushing as shown in the illustration. Install the bushing brackets and bolts. Tighten to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
- Install the left and right stabilizer bar links. Tighten them to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
- Attach the brake hose to the shock absorber and tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm). Install the clip retaining the hose to the shock.
- Install the wheels, lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).