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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Link 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Link 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, busted, bad, loose, or damaged sway bar link on 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 Chevy Monte Carlo

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
    • Repeat the process for the other side
  2. step 2 :Removing the Sway Bar Link
    • Spray the top of the stabilizer link with penetrating oil
    • Place a 14mm wrench to hold the top
    • Place a 14mm socket on the bottom
    • Turn the 14mm socket to loosen the sway bar link
    • Remove the top bushings
    • Remove the sway bar link
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Sway Bar Link
    • Insert the new sway bar and angle it forward
    • Place the bushing into the sway bar link
    • Place the sway bar onto the sway bar link
    • Place the nut on top of the bushing by hand
    • Repeat the process for the other side
    • Place the weight of the vehicle on the jack stands
    • Tighten up the sway bar links with a 14mm ratchet
    • Tighten up each of the 15mm mounts on the sway bar
  4. step 4 :Reattaching the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

    14mm Socket

    19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    14mm Wrench

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a front sway bar link on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. We show you on the passenger's side, but the driver's side is the same procedure. The items you'll need include a new front sway bar link from 1AAuto.com, 13mm, 14mm and 19mm socket, a ratchet, a 14mm wrench, and jack and jack stands.

Start off by just loosening up these lug nut caps. Now you can remove your lug nuts. If you don't have air-powered tools you want to loosen these up while the vehicle's on the ground. Then raise the vehicle and remove them the rest of the way. If you do have air-powered tools, you can just remove them right here. For this repair it's important to note you have to have both wheels off the ground. You can't just jack one wheel up. It'll make this repair difficult.

Spray down the top of the link with some penetrating oil. Then use a 14mm wrench to hold the top, and a 14mm socket and ratchet on the bottom. Now, this actually comes apart easily. It's not uncommon, but sometimes the link is totally broken and you don't even have to do this step. You just pull the remains out. Also, sometimes they're frozen up so bad you have to use a saw or a torch to cut the links out. Pull the top bushings off and push the sway bar link down and out, and then remove the bushings in the center.

Take your sway bar link and put the center bushings in first. Then run your sway bar link up through the bushings. Then replace the top bushing, the washer, and the nut. Just twist that nut on. Once you have it on there securely, you want to lower your vehicle down onto the jack stands so that all the pressure is on the suspension. Then tighten up the sway bar the rest of the way.

Then replace your wheel and each of the lug nuts. You want to just tighten them preliminary, and then lower the vehicle and tighten them the rest of the way. Now torque each of these to a hundred foot-pounds in a crossing pattern. Then replace your hubcap and tighten up the lug nut caps.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench

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