REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2Not all models are equipped with a sway bar
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
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the engine under cover.
- Remove the bolts attaching the sway bar brackets to the crossmember.
- Remove the nuts connecting the sway bar ends to the control arm.
- Remove the sway bar. Do not lose the spacers.
- Replace any bushings which may be damaged or deformed.
- 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.
- Install the brackets to the crossmember. It may be necessary to pry the bar forward.
- Install the bolts and torque to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
- Bounce the vehicle to stabilize the suspension. Torque the nuts on the sway bar ends to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
- Remove the nuts/bolts attaching the sway bar to the lower control arm.
- Remove the bolts attaching the sway bar brackets.
- Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
- Remove the sway bar.
- Replace any bushings which are damaged or deformed.
- Position the sway bar, then install both brackets. Torque the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
- Connect the sway bar to the control arms. Use a new nut and torque to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).