Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

Removal

CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. If substitution is necessary, the part must be of the same finish and property class. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

1. Remove the rear coil springs (5560). For additional information, refer to Spring-Cobra in this section.

2. Raise the subframe into position and remove the front bolts.

Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

3. Lower the subframe out of the vehicle.

4. NOTE: To remove the stabilizer bar link nuts, first loosen the nut, then use the hex holding feature to prevent the stabilizer bar link ball joint from turning while removing the nut.

Remove the nuts and the stabilizer bar links (5C488). Discard the nuts.

Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

5. Remove the bolts and the stabilizer bar brackets (4A047). Discard the bolts.

Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

6. Remove the stabilizer bar (5A772) with the stabilizer bar bushings (5493).

Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

Installation

1. NOTE: The stabilizer bar bracket bolts and the nuts on the stabilizer bar links are of a torque prevailing design. New bolts and nuts must be used during installation.

NOTE: To install the stabilizer bar link nuts, first install the nuts until snug using the hex holding feature to prevent the stabilizer bar link ball joint from turning. Final tighten the nuts using a socket and a torque wrench.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

 

Stabilizer Bar - Cobra

2. Check wheel alignment. Adjust as necessary.

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