Front Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation
|1.||Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.|
|2.||Remove the front wheel.|
|3.||Remove the self-locking nut (A) and the flange nut (B) while holding the respective joint pin (C) with a hex wrench (D), then remove the stabilizer link (E).|
|4.||Install the stabilizer link on the stabilizer bar (F) and lower arm (G) with the joint pins set at the center of their range of the movement.|
NOTE: The stabilizer link has a paint mark (H).
Align the paint mark on the stabilizer link facing rearward.
|5.||Install new self-locking nut and new flange nut, and lightly tighten them.|
|6.||Place a jack under the lower arm, and raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight.|
|7.||Tighten the self-locking nut and flange nut to the specified torque values while holding the respective joint pin with a hex wrench.|
|8.||Reinstall all removed parts and test-drive the vehicle.|
|9.||After 5 minutes of driving, tighten the self-locking nut and the flange nut again to the specified torque values.|