Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Rear Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 6

  1. Jack up vehicle and remove the rear wheel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the common rear stabilizer bar removal components-1993 shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the common rear stabilizer bar removal components-1996 shown

  1. Disconnect the brake hose from the shock absorber. Have a container handy to catch any spilt fluid.
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  3. Remove the left and right stabilizer bar bushing brackets.
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  5. Remove the clip from the shock absorber. Remove the nuts and bolts, then disconnect the shock absorber from the steering knuckle.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the left and right stabilizer bar links

  1. Remove the 4 nuts retaining the left and right stabilizer links.
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If the ball joint turns with the nut, use a hexagon wrench to hold the stud.

  1. Matchmark the bushing and brackets to the stabilizer. Remove the 4 bolts, 2 brackets and bushings from the stabilizer bar.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Place paint marks where the brackets and bar meet, then remove the brackets

  1. On some models you may need to remove the exhaust system.
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  3. 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.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the right or both fuel tank bands

  1. 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.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the six bolts retaining the rear crossmemeber-1996 shown

To install:
  1. Install the stabilizer bar.
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  3. On the 1993-95 models, jack up the crossmember, install the bolts, then tighten them to 55 ft lbs. (74 Nm).
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  5. Install the fuel tank and bands, then tighten the retaining bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Remove the jack.
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  7. Install the exhaust system if removed. Be sure to install new gaskets.
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  9. 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).
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  11. Install the left and right stabilizer bar links. Tighten them to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
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  13. 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.
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  15. Install the wheels, lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
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