Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Turn the front wheels to the full right position.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the front tires and wheels.
- If equipped with a 2.2L or 2.4L engine, remove the front exhaust pipe.
- Disconnect the control links from the stabilizer bar.
Remove the left outer tie rod to steering knuckle nut. Discard the nut.
- Using the SA91100C, Tie Rod Separator, separate the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle.
- Remove the stabilizer bar clamp to cradle bolts.
Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and bushings from the stabilizer bar.
NOTETake care not to catch the transaxle shift cable or left wheel house plastic trim when removing the stabilizer bar.
- Remove the stabilizer bar from the vehicle through the left wheel opening.
Install the stabilizer bar to the vehicle through the left wheel opening.
- Install the stabilizer bar clamps and bushings to the stabilizer bar.
- Install the stabilizer bar clamp bolts.
- Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
Inspect the control link boots for damage and replace the control link if needed.
NOTEHold the ball stud when tightening the nut.
- Connect the control links to the stabilizer bar. Do not allow the boot to twist.
- Tighten the bar to link nut to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
- Connect the left outer tie rod to the steering knuckle.
- Use the J 44015, Steering Linkage Installer, to seat the ball stud taper to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
- Remove the J 44015.
- Install a new tie rod retention nut.
Tighten the nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- If equipped with a 2.2L or 2.4L engine, install the front exhaust pipe.
- Install the front tire and wheels. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.