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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Link 05-15 Toyota Tacoma

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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Link 05-15 Toyota Tacoma

Created on: 2020-04-23

Watch this video to learn how to install a new TRQ front sway bar link on your 2005-15 Toyota Tacoma.

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Once your vehicle is raised and supported safely, you're gonna remove all six lug nuts. This one has a wheel lock key.

Let's go ahead and spray these nuts that are holding the sway bar link on.

I'm just gonna use some locking pliers right in here. Try to hold onto this.

Now we're gonna remove the nut using a 17-millimeter. Let's get this off of here.

Once that's free, we're going to do the same to the other side right down here.

There it is.

Now it's gonna be time to install the sway bar link. You want to pay special attention to the fact that it has a long stud and a shorter stud. The long stud will go through the knuckle.

Of course, when you put it through, you'd want to go ahead and put this on first, nice little washer like that. Then, you're going to put it through. Something I also like to point out is this little metal ring right along here that's holding the boot to the shaft. You're gonna hold this right here using an 18-millimeter. And once you tighten this up, you might push on that little ring and pop the boot off. If you do, you just need to put it back on, because if water gets in there, it's gonna mess up your sway bar link prematurely.

Slide it right through the knuckle. I'm gonna put my washer on my other one, get them both lined up here. Maybe I'll start with a lower one. It should go through just like that. We've got our two locking nuts. Go ahead and start both of those on. Then we're going to bottom these out.
I'm gonna use my 18-millimeter wrench. Grab right onto this right here. 18-millimeter socket, snug this up.

Okay. Get my wrench out of there. That looks good. Do the same to the lower one.

Let's torque this to 52 foot-pounds. Nice.

Okay, we're cruising. Let's get the wheel back up on here.

And, of course, get all your lug nuts on, and start it.
Let's go ahead and bottom out all the lug nuts.

All right. Let's go ahead and torque the wheel in a crisscross pattern to 83 foot-pounds. Torqued.

2005 - 2015  Toyota  Tacoma
2016 - 2018  Toyota  Tacoma
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