To replace a damaged sway bar stabiliser link, follow the procedure outlined in the manufacturer’s repair manual. In general, this can be summarised in the following steps:
1. Place the vehicle on the lift and remove the wheel, if necessary.
2. Loosen the screwed joints securing the stabiliser link to the sway bar and to the track control arm or shock absorber.
3. Stabiliser links featuring ball joints on their coupling ends should be tightened to final torque only when the tyres are on the ground (never with the tyres unloaded). If doing the procedure on a two-column lift, use a hydraulic jack to compress the suspension to its working position before tightening to final torque.
4. If, however, stabiliser links are equipped with ball joints on the ends, the ball joint cap must be held with an Allen key to enable loosening of the fixing nut.
5. The new stabiliser link is installed following the reverse process, paying particular attention to the torque specified by the manufacturer.
6. After finishing the repair work, align the steering.
SWAY BAR BUSHES
To replace damaged sway bar bushes, follow the procedure outlined in the manufacturer’s repair manual. In general, this can be summarised in the following steps:
1. Place the vehicle on the lift and remove the wheels, if necessary.
2. Remove the attachment flanges connecting the sway bar to the chassis to remove the rubber bushes. Where appropriate, remove the stabiliser link that connects the sway bar to the track control arms so they are not applying any force.
3. The new sway bar rubber bushes are installed following the reverse process, paying particular attention to the torque specified by the manufacturer.
4. After finishing the repair work, align the steering.
Attention: Sway bar bushings must always be replaced in pairs to prevent premature wear of the new bushes.
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