Toyota Matrix 2003-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar links on both sides.
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  7. Disconnect the lower control arms from the steering knuckles.
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  9. Separate the power steering gear assembly.
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  11. Support the engine by using a suitable support assembly.
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  13. Remove the left hand crossmember subassembly with an A/T position as follows:
    1. On 24WD models, Remove the bolts and nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member subassembly center from the front suspension crossmember.
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    3. On 4WD models, remove the bolts and disconnect the stabilizer bar front from the front suspension crossmember subassembly.
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    5. On 4WD models, remove the bolt and nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member subassembly center from the front suspension crossmember subassembly.
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    7. Remove the 4 bolts.
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    9. Lower the transmission jack, remove the front suspension crossmember sub-assembly.
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  15. Remove front suspension arm lower left hand subassembly as follows:
    1. Remove the bolts, nut and front suspension arm subassembly left hand lower No.1 from the front suspension crossmember subassembly.
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    3. Install the front suspension arm subassembly left hand lower No. 1 and temporarily tighten the bolts and nut.

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      Fig. Remove the bolts and nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member subassembly center-2WD models

      Remove the bolts and nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member subassembly center-2WD models

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      Fig. Remove the bolt and nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member subassembly center from the front suspension crossmember subassembly-4WD models

      Remove the bolt and nuts, disconnect the transverse engine mounting insulator and engine mounting member subassembly center from the front suspension crossmember subassembly-4WD models

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