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How to Replace Install Front Sway Bar Links 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:47)
    • Loosen the 19mm 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
  2. step : Removing the Sway Bar Links (1:15)
    • Grab the back side of the sway bar with locking pliers
    • Remove the 17mm nut from the sway bar links
    • Remove the sway bar link from the strut
    • Repeat the process for the lower half
  3. step : Installing the Sway Bar Links (2:07)
    • Insert the sway bar link into place
    • Clamp the backside of the lower half with locking pliers
    • Tighten the 17mm nut
    • Tighten the nut to 55 foot-pounds
    • Repeat the process for the upper half
    • Torque the top nut to 63 foot-pounds
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (3:26)
    • 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

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In this video, we're gonna be working with our 2008 Chevy Equinox. We're gonna show you how to remove and replace a front sway bar link.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 17mm socket, ratchet, socket extensions, wrench metric set, torque wrench, locking pliers, rust penetrant, jack and jack stands

Using a 19mm socket and a breaker bar, break all of your lug nuts loose about one turn to make it easy to get them off once our vehicle is in the air. Raise and support your vehicle. We're using a lift to make it easier to show you what's going on, but this job can easily be done in your driveway or garage at home on a jack and jack stands. Finish removing your lug nuts and remove the wheel and tire from the vehicle.

After removing your wheel and tire, grab on to the steel on the back side of your sway bar with a pair of locking pliers, and remove the 17mm nut with a socket and ratchet. Remove the nut to remove the sway bar link from the strut. You can see where I've grabbed onto it with the locking pliers now. Now we'll repeat this process on the lower half of the link. Remove the sway bar link from the vehicle.

There's nothing wrong with our sway bar link, so we'll just be reinstalling it, but it'll be the exact same steps for installing a new one. Once you have the nut started, clamp onto the back side with a pair of locking pliers. Tighten the front up with your 18mm socket and ratchet. Tighten the lower nut 55 foot-pounds and remove your pliers.

Reinstall the sway bar link into the strut. Start the 18mm nut on by hand. Clamp the back with a pair of locking jaw pliers like you did to remove it. Make sure you bite as far back as you can to make sure that you don't prevent it from tightening down fully. We'll snug it up with an 18mm socket and ratchet. Torque the top nut on the sway bar link to 63 foot-pounds.

Remove your locking jaw pliers, and reinstall your wheel and tire. Get all of your lug nuts on as tight as you can by hand. Lower the weight of your vehicle back onto the tires. With the partial weight of your vehicle back on the tires, then tighten up your lug nuts to 100 foot pounds in a cross pattern.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench

2002 - 2007  Saturn  Vue
2008 - 2009  Pontiac  Torrent
2006 - 2007  Pontiac  Torrent
2008 - 2009  Chevrolet  Equinox
2005 - 2007  Chevrolet  Equinox

05-09 Chvy Equinox; 06-09 Torrent; 02-07 Vue Front Sway Bar Link Pair

Chevrolet Pontiac Saturn Front 2 Piece Sway Bar Link Set TRQ

This part replaces:

  • Moog K80461
  • Moog K80460
  • OE # 15218268
  • OE # 15218267
  • TRQ PSA55752

Part Details

  • Set Quantity: 2 Piece
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