Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Stabilizer (Sway) Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



T100


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Fig. Removing the stabilizer bar end link



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Fig. Use a box end wrench to remove the stabilizer bar mounting bracket

  1. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Loosen and remove the nut, three retainers, and two cushions from the stabilizer bar end link.
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  7. Lower the stabilizer bar from the lower suspension arm.
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  9. Remove the nut, cushions and retainers, and then detach the stabilizer bar.
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  11. Repeat the same steps to remove the stabilizer bar from the other side of the vehicle.
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  13. Remove the four bolts, brackets, bushings, and then remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  3. Torque the stabilizer bar bracket bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Torque the end link bolts and nuts to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
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Tacoma and Tundra
  1. Remove the front wheels.
  2.  
  3. Hold the bolt with a wrench, and then remove the nut, retainer, collar and cushion from the lower control arm.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts and stabilizer bar with the cushions and brackets.
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  7. Remove the brackets and cushions from the stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. Install the cushions to the inside of the paint mark. Attach the bar with the brackets; tighten the bracket bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  3. Tighten the nut holding the lower control arm components to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  5. Install the wheel and then lower the vehicle.
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  7. Tighten the lug nuts.
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  9. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
  10.  

4Runner
  1. Remove the front wheels.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the stabilizer bar links as follows:
    1. Remove the nuts and disconnect the stabilizer bar links from the lower control arm.
    2.  
    3. Hold the link with a wrench, and then remove the nut, retainers, cushions and link.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts and stabilizer bar with cushions and brackets.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Place the stabilizer bar into position, then install the both bar cushions and brackets to the frame. Temporarily install the bolts. Tighten to 1922 ft. lbs. (2529 Nm).
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Fig. Exploded view of the front stabilizer bar components4Runner shown

  1. Hold the stabilizer bar link with a wrench, then install the link onto the lower control arm with a new nut. Tighten the nut to 1419 ft. lbs. (1925 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Using a hexagon wrench, connect the stabilizer bar on both sides to the links with new nuts, tighten to 5570 ft. lbs. (6995 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Have the alignment checked at a reputable repair facility.
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