Ford Explorer: Front Suspension - RWD / Removal and Installation - Front Stabilizer Bar

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Front Suspension - RWD / Removal and Installation - Front Stabilizer Bar

Removal

NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Tighten fasteners as specified.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTICE: Do not use power tools to remove or install the stabilizer bar link nuts. Damage to the stabilizer bar link ball joints and boots may occur.

    NOTE: The stabilizer bar links are designed with low friction ball joints that have a low breakaway torque.

    NOTE: Use the TORX PLUS® holding feature to prevent the ball stud from turning while removing or installing the stabilizer bar link nut. Torx® and TORX PLUS® is a reg. tm of Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC.

    1. On both sides.
      Remove and discard the front stabilizer bar link lower nut.
      Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
    1. On both sides.
      Position aside the front stabilizer bar link.
  1. Remove the retainers and the LH steering gear splash shield.
  1. Remove the retainers and the RH steering gear splash shield.
  1. Remove and discard the stabilizer bar bracket-to-front subframe retainers and position the stabilizer bar forward.
    Torque: 66 lb.ft (90 Nm)
  1. Rotate and slide the stabilizer bar towards the driver's side. Remove the stabilizer bar.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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