Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998

Sway Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except 850, 1995-97 960 and 1998 Models
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely. Place the stands at the rear jacking points.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Use a floor jack to raise the rear axle just enough to unload the shock absorbers.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower shock retaining bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the nuts holding the sway bar to the brackets.
  10.  
  11. Remove the sway bar.
  12.  

To install:
  1. When installing the sway bar, attach both the bracket nut and the lower shock retaining bolt hand-tight.
  2.  
  3. Once all four mounting points are snug, tighten the bracket nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm) and the shock absorber bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (86 Nm).
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  5. Remove the jack from the axle.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels, if removed.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  

1995-98 960/S90/V90 and AWD V70 Series Models

See Figure 1

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the nut and through-bolt securing the sway bar to the support arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nuts securing the bracket retainer to the axle beam.
  8.  
  9. Lower the sway bar.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the sway bar to the axle beam and secure in place using the nuts. Tighten the nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the sway bar to the support arm and attach the through-bolt and nut. Do not tighten at this time.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. With all four wheels on the ground, Tighten the support arm bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Sway bar-960 models

850, C70, S70 and V70 Series
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the left-hand rubber silencer mount and hang it up as high as possible with a tie wrap.
  4.  
  5. Remove the outer transverse arm mount nut and bolt.
  6.  
  7. Mark the position of the right side transverse arm mount in relation to the left-hand trailing arm hole. Punch a mark on the edge of the hole and remove the other mount bolt.
  8.  

It is important that this mark is made properly, otherwise the toe-in will be incorrect.

  1. Remove the anti-sway bar mount bolts, then the bar.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Install the anti-sway bar using new nuts and bolts, but do not tighten completely.
  2.  
  3. Connect the transverse arm mount to the trailing arm with new bolts and nuts. Install the inner bolt first and line up the mark with the outer hole, tighten it enough to keep it in position. Then install the outer bolt and nut and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and angle tighten 120°.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the anti-sway bar bolts as follows:

    right side bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    left side forward bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and angle tighten 90°
     
    left side rear bolt to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) and angle tighten 90°
     

  6.  
  7. Cut the tie wrap holding the silencer and install the rubber mount.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  

 
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