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How to Replace Front Sway Bar Links 02-07 Mazda 6

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:38)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with a 21mm socket 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
  2. step : Removing the Front Sway Bar Links (1:41)
    • Clean off any rust from the nut with a wire brush
    • Spray the rusty parts with rust penetrant
    • Break the nuts free with a 14mm wrench
    • Counter-hold with a 5mm Allen bit
    • Remove the upper nut with a 14mm wrench
    • Counter-hold with a 5mm Allen key
    • Remove the lower nut with a 14mm wrench
  3. step : Installing the Front Sway Bar Links (5:25)
    • Insert the sway bar link into place
    • Tighten the nuts with a 15mm wrench (bottom nut first)
    • Counter-hold with a 5mm Allen bit
    • Torque the bolts to 40 foot-pounds
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (7:35)
    • 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 87 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Hi everyone, Sue from 1A Auto, and today we're going to be putting front sway bar links in our 07 Mazda 6 sedan. If you need this part, or any other part for your car, click on the link below and head on over to 1aauto.com.

21 millimeter. I have the vehicle supported and just enough weight on the tire so that it won't turn, and you're going to break the lug nut free. Now raise the support of your vehicle. You can use a jack or jack stands. I have a two post lift I'm going to be using. There we go. Now we're ready to take your tire off.

So I'm going to break the top of the sway bar link nut off of the strut housing, and that's a 14 millimeter socket. Yeah, the stud is moving on the inside. So, they make an allen slot, so I'm going to get my allen socket and a wrench. So, the setup I have here is I have my 14 millimeter wrench holding that nut, and the center hole for that sway bar link is a 5 millimeter. I'm going to see if I can turn this, actually. Turn this wheel just a hair. Nice. Now I can get more of a center angle. I'm going to tap it in, because it's kinda rusty.

Now with that there, and holding that, going the opposite way that I'm going to pull down. Okay. I got to take a hammer to that. Tap that off. Now you're going to spray the bottom part of the link. Let that soak. Get my 14 millimeter and my 5 millimeter allen head socket. So, I'm going to break the nut free first with a 14 millimeter socket. That's spinning in place, so now I'm ready to put my ratchet wrench or regular wrench on there with a 5 millimeter allen head socket. There we go.

So, when that happens, now we're going to get a pair of locking pliers and lock the back of the sway bar link. Sunglasses. Okay. Hopefully get these to lock on that little steel ridge that's in there. Now I'm going to put that socket back on, because now I have the freedom of the socket and the ratchet. That's working, so we're going to back that all the way off.

Here we have the new part from 1A Auto. It's a sealed unit, just like the factory. Nice and tight bushing in there. Comes with its own new lock nuts. Same length. Studs are the same length. So, if you need this part, or any other part for your car, click on the link below and head on over to 1aauto.com.

So I put the lower strut sway bar link in the lower sway bar, now I'm going to put the top one in. Start this nut. Put that one in. Okay. Now I can tighten them down. So, now with my new link in there, I'm going to tighten it up, and the nut on the new link is a 15 millimeter. I'm going to put the wrench on there, because I'm going to have to use the allen head, which is a 5 millimeter. And now I can tighten that down.

Now I move to the top. 15 millimeter. And I'm going to put an extension on my allen so I don't damage the brake line. There we go. Let's take that off. So, the torque on the sway bar link nut is 40 foot-pounds. Top and bottom are the same. And I have to use a stubby socket to get in that top one. There we go. Torque to 40 foot-pounds.

So, before I tighten the top of the strut, I'm going to put the tire on so it will be 100% seated. 21 millimeter socket. I'm just going to bottom it out. When it's on the ground, I'm going to torque it. The wheel lug nut torque for this car is 87 foot-pounds. Now it's time to torque the lug nuts, 87 foot-pounds, in a star pattern. One more time real quick.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Hex Wrenches

  • 5mm Hex Wrench

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench

2006 - 2009  Ford  Fusion
2006 - 2006  Lincoln  Zephyr
2003 - 2013  Mazda  6
2006 - 2009  Mercury  Milan
2010 - 2010  Ford  Fusion
2007 - 2008  Lincoln  MKZ
2009 - 2009  Lincoln  MKZ
2003 - 2006  Mitsubishi  Lancer

03-13 Mazda 6; 06-11 Fusion; 07-11 MKZ; 06 Zephyr; 06-09 Milan Front Sway Bar End Link PAIR

2 Piece Sway Bar Link Set TRQ

This part replaces:

  • Moog K80251
  • Moog K80250
  • OE # GK2A34150A
  • OE # GK2A-34-170
  • OE # GK2A34170
  • OE # GK2A-34-150A
  • TRQ PSA55808

Part Details

  • Set Quantity: 2 Piece
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