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How to Replace Sway Bar 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

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How to Replace Sway Bar 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

Created on: 2014-07-29

How to remove, replace, and install a sway bar end link on 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 Chevy Monte Carlo.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • Remove the lug nut caps with a 19mm socket
    • Pull off the hub cap
    • 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
  2. step 2 :Removing the Sway Bar Links
    • Hold the upper sway bar link stud with a 14mm inch wrench
    • Remove the upper nut from the sway bar link with an 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with a 14mm inch wrench
    • Remove the lower nut from the sway bar link with an 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull off the sway bar link
    • Remove the other sway bar link following these same steps
  3. step 3 :Removing the Sway Bar
    • Apply penetrating oil to the sway bar mount bolts
    • Remove the 15mm bolt from each sway bar mount
    • Lift the sway bar mount up and off
    • Slide the sway bar back and out
  4. step 4 :Installing the New Sway Bar
    • Put the new sway bar into place
    • Clip the sway bar mounts onto the sway bar
    • Put the sway bar links into place
    • Thread the nuts onto the sway bar links by hand
    • Push the sway bar into its mounts
    • Start the 15mm bolts into each sway bar mount by hand
    • Hold the upper sway bar link stud with a 14mm inch wrench
    • Fasten the upper nut onto the sway bar link with an 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Hold the lower sway bar link stud with a 14mm inch wrench
    • Fasten the lower nut onto the sway bar link with an 18mm socket and ratchet
    • Lower the vehicle onto jack stands so the suspension sits at ride height
    • Tighten the 15mm bolt into each sway bar mount
  5. step 5 :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 hub cap
    • Install the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    15mm Socket

    18mm Socket

    19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    14mm Wrench

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear sway bar on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo and it's the same part and similar process on these Monte Carlos from 2000 to 2007. The items you'll need for this are a new rear sway bar from 1AAuto.com; 15mm, 18mm, and 19mm socket and ratchet; 14mm wrenches; and jack and jack stands.

Loosen up the lug nut caps and pull your hub cap off. Then, remove the lug nuts and you want to loosen these while the vehicle's on the ground then raise the vehicle and remove them the rest of the way if you don't have air powered tools. Now just pull the wheel off.

Using a 14mm wrench on the back and an 18mm socket and ratchet, just remove this nut. Then, repeat the process down here, removing this nut and then your sway bar link will pull free. Then, remove the sway bar link from the driver's side as well.

Spray these two 15mm mount bolts with some penetrating oil and then, remove those bolts. Now, lift up on these mounts and unclip the rubber part. Do the same thing on this side. Now, slide your sway bar back and then just maneuver it down and out.

On the bottom, is the old sway bar; above it, is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Feed the new sway bar back into place. Then, take your new mounts and just clip them on.

Now, replace your sway bar links and just twist the nuts on hand tight. This will help to hold the sway bar in place. Now, push it up into those mounts, with the rubber part of the mounts now installed on the sway bar. Just push the metal part down until you can get the bolt through and then replace that 15mm nut. You just want to put those on finger tight for now. Then you can turn your attention back to the links and tighten them up, again, just using a wrench to hold one side and socket and ratchet to tighten them up. Make sure you do all four nuts.

You want to put the weight back on the suspension before you tighten up the two mounts that mount it to the sub-frame so put jack stands underneath both sides and lower the vehicle down onto the jack stands so that it's in the ride position and tighten up those two nuts.

Replace your wheel. Then, replace the lug nuts and tighten them preliminarily. Then lower the vehicle and tighten them the rest of the way. Then torque each of these to 100 foot pounds in a crossing pattern. Replace your hub cap and tighten up these lug nut caps.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench

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