Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Sway Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

Not all models are equipped with a sway bar

CAUTION
The suspension on any vehicle is assembled with high grade, hardened fasteners. NEVER substitute a fastener of inferior load rating when assembling a suspension component!

Wagons and 1984-86 Sedans
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine under cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts attaching the sway bar brackets to the crossmember.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the bolts attaching the sway bar to the crossmember

  1. Remove the nuts connecting the sway bar ends to the control arm.
  2.  
  3. Remove the sway bar. Do not lose the spacers.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Replace any bushings which may be damaged or deformed.
  2.  
  3. Install the sway bar ends to the lower control arms. Make sure the spacers, retainers and bushings are installed properly. Thread a new nut onto the sway bar end.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure the spacer, bushings and retainers are correctly installed before tightening the nut

  1. Install the brackets to the crossmember. It may be necessary to pry the bar forward.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolts and torque to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Bounce the vehicle to stabilize the suspension. Torque the nuts on the sway bar ends to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
  6.  

Other Models
  1. Remove the nuts/bolts attaching the sway bar to the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts attaching the sway bar brackets.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
  6.  
  7. Remove the sway bar.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Replace any bushings which are damaged or deformed.
  2.  
  3. Position the sway bar, then install both brackets. Torque the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the sway bar to the control arms. Use a new nut and torque to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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